Cemetery Walk: Journey Into the Art, History and Society of the Cemetery and Beyond

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AuthorHouse, Sep 28, 2005 - Fiction - 448 pages
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What awaits beyond the cemetery gates ...?
Journey into the cemetery and beyond with author and meet cemetery sextons, gravediggers, preservationists, writers, artists, authors, ghost hunters, the director of a funeral museum, a genealogist, and an assortment of taphophiles (people who love cemeteries). Discover what's really behind our attitudes toward death, graveyards and those resting inside them. Find out what is superstition and what's fact in this insightful and often funny guide into the world of cemeteries.
You'll meet British horror author Simon Clark, "low-brow" artist Madame Talbot, genealogy author and lecturer Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, Jon Austin from the Museum of Funeral Customs, and New Orleans Voodoo Priestess Miriam, as well as many more intriguing individuals.

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User Review  - Kaitlyn - Goodreads

The book was interesting and I really enjoyed Powers-Douglas's personality evident in her writing. However, I was hoping for some more research and academic information to use in my own research paper. But even though it didn't have a lot of that, I enjoyed the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Lenora Carey - Goodreads

At first I liked this book very much. Toward the end it seemed to drag. There is a lot of good information on cemeteries in this book. I am a cemetery lover and genealogist. Other subjects in the book did not interest me, goth,supernatural. I did enjoy reading the chapter on death. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Minda Powers-Douglas is a writer and editor for a chiropractic college by day and an avid reader and writer by night. A graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., she has taught writing and creativity workshops for more than ten years (including memoir, creative writing, poetry, cemetery art and even Feng Shui). She created and directed the self-esteem enhancing program, Girls Make a Difference, for five years. Girls Make a Difference was based on the book of the same name, which was self-published and given to each of the girls who participated. She is also the author of “Memories of Me: Your Life in Memoir,” which is in limited print.


Minda is the founder and editor-in-chief of Epitaphs, a magazine for cemetery lovers by cemetery lovers. She lives in Moline, Ill., with her husband, Bill, and their feline “daughters,” Shakespeare and India. Please visit her Web site at www.TheCemeteryClub.com, and feel free to e-mail her at minda@thecemeteryclub.com.

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