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The Mourner's Dance: What We Do When People Die Paperback – Jan. 12 2010

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  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0307398692
  • Item Weight : 340 g
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0307398697
  • Dimensions : 13.16 x 2.34 x 20.29 cm
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada (Jan. 12 2010)
  • Language: : English
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"The buoyant narrative is moving, exotic, outrageous… a potent, intensely human brew."
-The Globe and Mail

"A fascinating, intelligent, and (dare I say) witty account of one of our most basic and least understood needs: to come to terms with the end of a life that we loved."
-Alberto Manguel

"It's likely that for years to come, the recently bereaved will feel enormous gratitude to Katherine Ashenburg and her breathtakingly beautiful, staggeringly researched book."

About the Author

Katherine Ashenburg is the design columnist for Toronto Life magazine and writes travel pieces for the New York Times. In addition, she gives architectural tours of Southern Ontario towns and puts her Ph.D in English literature to good use by giving lectures on contemporary novels and appearing regularly on CBC Radio’s The Arts Today to discuss classic Canadian novels.

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4.0 out of 5 stars and I love that the author captured her spirit and personality
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