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Cynthia_N
May 25 2019
"An interesting look into this side of life. Aside from being an undertaker's daughter, Mayfield is also going to school during desegregation which makes for an engaging read." Permalink
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nstickel
May 25 2019
"This was such an enjoyable book to read that I hated for it to end. Having grown up in the south during this time period, and with my best friend being an "undertaker's daughter", it was like reading about friends. I would highly reco..." Permalink
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TheresaAJ
May 25 2019
"Set in Jubilee, Kentucky from 1959 to the early 1970s, this memoir explores growing up in a funeral home in a small, segregated community. Mayfield details her family's experience with trying to run a business in a small town without the benefits..." Permalink
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taralei made a comment May 24 2019
"" They had created a life ritual that blurred class distinctions in the face of death, and this, supported by my rituals my father performed, taught me about empathy". A first class memoir of such literary merit that it makes one ponder..." Permalink
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taralei made a comment Apr 26 2019
"A small book that moves expertly through disorder, mental illness and the crushing, terrible restrictions that we put on ourselves with class and socioeconomic limitations. A child who is terribly appalled with the disorder in the universe at the ..." Permalink
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