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University Press of Kentucky

Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes

Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes

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In Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, William Lynwood Montell has collected stories and reminiscences from funeral home directors and embalmers across the state. These accounts provide a record of the business of death as it has been practiced in Kentucky over the past fifty years. The collection ranges from tales of old-time burial practices, to stories about funeral customs unique to the African American community, to tales of premonitions, mistakes, and even humorous occurrences. Other storie

Author: William Lynwood Montell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 09/01/2009
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.03lbs
Size: 9.12h x 6.36w x 0.89d
ISBN: 9780813125671

About the Author

William Lynwood Montell, professor emeritus of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes, and Tales from Kentucky Funeral Homes.


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