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Mount Auburn Book Club: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

August 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am
August 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarked on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead.  From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death (2017) investigates the world’s funerary customs.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided. Free.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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