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Remembering the Dearly Departed: New Book Looks at the Ways We Mourn

Portrait of Kate Sweeney for American Afterlife
Portrait of Kate Sweeney for American Afterlife
Credit Kaylinn Gilstrap / Kaylinn Gilstrap Photography

For many of us the topic of death is something we prefer not to discuss–it’s too scary, too gruesome, or perhaps too real.  WABE producer, Kate Sweeney, however, has just written a book entitled, American Afterlife–Encounters in the Customs of Mourning” (University of Georgia Press, 2014).  In a recent conversation with WABE’s Steve Goss she was happy to talk about the way we deal with death, and how she came to write a book about it… 

A conversation with Kate Sweeney