Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AMERICAN AFTERLIFE book club giveaway!

Kate Sweeney, author of AMERICAN AFTERLIFE, is offering free signed copies of her forthcoming book!

AMERICAN AFTERLIFE is not a grief handbook, comprehensive history, or survey of all death practices in America today. Instead, it is a collection of narratives that speak to one another—and it appeals to anyone curious about how Americans “do” death, whether they have navigated this nation’s changing choices in memorialization or not.

Discuss AMERICAN AFTERLIFE in your book club and win a free signed copy. Sweeney is available for Skype book club visits. To schedule, email Bonus: The first five book clubs to contact Samantha with the subject line "American Afterlife Book Club Giveaway" will receive a free signed copy.

More information about the book, upcoming events, and "Dismal Trade Interviews" is available here:

Kate Sweeney is a reporter and producer at NPR affiliate WABE in Atlanta, Georgia. She has won two Edward R. Morrow awards (2004 and 2011) and two Associated Press awards (2005 and 2010) for her reporting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Sweeney’s public radio experience has trained her to write about complex subjects in a voice that is straightforward, intelligent, and conversational. AMERICAN AFTERLIFE reflects that. Her book is also written from the viewpoint of someone who has not yet experienced a terrible death. The driving force behind this book is her curiosity about mortality and what death means when it happens, rather than a penchant for the morbid.