Book Talk - Greg Melville
Over My Dead Body
October 29, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm
The Retriever Bar | 337 1/2 High St.
Melville’s Over My Dead Body is a lively (pun intended) and wide-ranging history of cemeteries, places that have mirrored the passing eras in history but also have shaped it. Cemeteries have given birth to landscape architecture and famous parks, as well as influenced architectural styles and literature. However as embalming and burial prove to be incredibly toxic, the history of cemeteries is changing and fading. Melville explores their history, sustainability, land use, and more—and what it really means to memorialize.