Don't we all wonder what happens after people die? In Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, bestselling author Mary Roach (also author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers) brings her tireless curiosity and entertaining writing style to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that there is an afterlife.
Our Mortality Book Club reads and discusses books having to do with the important---but frequently avoided---issues we confront at the end of our lives. Regular book club members include hospital and hospice workers, but also the adult children of aging parents, or just anyone who wonders about the many questions--medical, emotional, social, and philosophical--raised by human mortality. The book club facilitator is Jasmin Tomlins, herself in training as a death doula. .