Death Embraced: New Orleans Tombs and Burial Customs
Death Embraced is like no other book you have ever read. Fascinating and entertaining, author Mary LaCoste leads readers to ponder issues that should not be avoided. Some may want to use it as a guide to visiting New Orleans graveyards ... or as a guide to life.
"An amazing book by an even more amazing writer, historian and educator with vast knowledge of the Crescent City's history and an intimate understanding of many of the Big Easy's lesser-known cultural traditions and customs. A must-read for anyone who is serious about learning the true history of New Orleans. I dare you to try to put it down after reading its first few pages." -Edmund W. Lewis, editor of The Louisiana Weekly
"A gem of a book, full of little things you didn't know you wanted to know. With subtitle wit and serious depth of knowledge, Mary LaCoste shares the down and dirty of one of New Orleans most mysterious institutions." -Liz Scott, New Orleans Magazine