Resources: Last Rites
The American Association for Death Education and Counseling
342 North Main St.
Funeral and Memorial Societies of America
The Funeral Consumers Alliance
PO Box 10
Funerals: A Consumer's Guide
The Last Acts Campaign
1951 Kidwell Dr., Suite 205
The National Funeral Directors Association
13625 Bishop's Dr.
National Public Radio's series "Exploring Death in America"
"On Our Own Terms - Moyers on Dying."
At Journey's End: The Complete Guide to Funerals and Funeral Planning, by Abdullah Fatteh, Naaz Fatteh and David R. Pearson. Health Information Press
Crossing the Bridge: Creating Ceremonies for Grieving and Healing from Life's Losses, by Sydney Metrick. Celestial Arts, 1994.
The Eternal Pity: Reflections on Dying (The Ethics of Everyday Life), edited by Richard John Neuhaus. University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.
The Funeral, by Doug Manning. In-Sight Books, Inc., 2001.
The Memorial Rituals Book for Healing and Hope, by Ann Marie Putter. Baywood Publishing Co., 1997.
The Perfect Stranger's Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices: A Guide to Etiquette in Other People's Religious Ceremonies, by Stuart M. Matlins. Skylight Paths Pub.
Praying Our Goodbyes, by Joyce Rupp.
Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America, by Stephen R. Prothero. University of California Press, 2000.
Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death, by Sarah York. John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade, by Thomas Lynch. W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.
RELATED BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
A Child's Book About Funerals and Cemeteries, by Earl Grollman and Joy Johnson. Centering Corporation, 2001.
Barklay and Eve: Sitting Shiva, by Karen L. Carney. Compassion Books, 1995.
Fatherloss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms With the Deaths of Their Dads, by Neil Chethik. Hyperion, 2001.)
Honoring Our Loved Ones: Going to a Funeral, by Karen L. Carney. Compassion Books, 1995.
Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, by Hope Edelman. Delta, 1995.
What is Cremation?, by Jessie Flynn. Accord Aftercare Services, 1994.