Third Place Books Ravenna Ravenna
Thurs Jan 17, 2019, 7 pm
Recommended by Katie Herzog
Death may be inevitable, but that doesn’t make it simple—or easy. After years of working in the after-death industry, Lucinda Herring, a home funeral consultant and funeral director in Washington State, has a new book out on dying—and dealing with death—in a more human-centered, holistic fashion. She helps families plan for death before it happens, including creating after-death directives. And while the options for what to do with our dead are still limited (that Viking funeral in Elliott Bay is not going to fly), Herring offers guidance on home funerals and vigils, green burials, and what she calls “conscious dying.” Death will come for all of us, but Herring makes it a little easier to live with.