Not-Just-Fiction Book Club: From Here to Eternity

Current Selection: From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

Anyone is welcome to drop in to the book group at any time as the mood and book sway you. We have an eclectic group and we believe the more opinions the better. The books are chosen by consensus. Everyone is invited to make a suggestion or two and then the group votes. 

Meetings are the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Bear Pond Books.

Drop-ins are welcome!

The book club's picks are displayed in the store at a 15% discount.

Book Description


Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world's funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry--especially chemical embalming--and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

77 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)
$14.36
ISBN: 9780393356281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 9th, 2018