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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2017
37 Top40BookClubReadsNON-FICTION Borrow the e-book through Overdrive now! Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Caitlin Doughty Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory examines author Caitlin Doughty’s time working in a crematorium, and how her perception of the world was altered by her experiences during this time. The book vividly recreates what happens to bodies once they’ve arrived at the crematorium, before going on to explore the effect that the Western world’s disconnect and denial of death has had on our society. Ultimately, the book aims to redefine our cultural relationship with mortality, grief and death customs, while also encouraging readers to consider their own biases and end-of-life choices. While the book has macabre moments, Doughty also writes with humour, respect and insight to create what is ultimately a thoughtful and compelling read. What should I read next? Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2016