Portrait of Kate Sweeney for American Afterlife

Miss the launch on Friday? Find out what everyone’s reading this spring before we leave you behind: American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by GPC alumn Kate Sweeney is what Paste magazine calls “the perfect story for our time, written in the best possible way,” and it’s finally available! The book chronicles burial rituals in all of their rich, wacky, varied, touching, melting-pot splendor. Publisher’s Weekly raves, “Sweeney writes with a deft touch and with empathy for mourners, whose stories she relays with clarity and care.” This is a book we’re talking about with all of our friends! Sweeney will be reading from American Afterlife this Friday as part of TCR‘s Guest Author Series at the Georgia Women’s Conference, so be sure to register and drop by the Clarkston campus from 1:45-2:45, Room CN 2240. Visit the book’s site to learn more about the book, and get in on the conversation with an excerpt here.

For more information about the 2014 Georgia Women’s Conference, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Webpage at: http://depts.gpc.edu/~gpcdiver/GeorgiaWomensConference.htm or contact Professors Mike Hall (Michael.hall@gpc.edu), Carissa Gray (Carissa.gray@gpc.edu), or conference organizer, Tiffany Delvalle (tiffany.delvalle@gpc.edu).

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series was created to connect the strong, vibrant, and diverse literary community The Chattahoochee Review has built over the course of its 33-year publishing history to the college’s EDGE Quality Enhancement Plan such that students will have a greater opportunity to engage with real-world writers who can better shape their writing and understanding of literature in all of its forms.

 

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