Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield

The Undertaker's Daughter
I really enjoyed this well-written and interesting memoir.  It begins in 1959, when Kate and her family moved to the small town of Jubilee, Kentucky where her father opened his own funeral home, where they also lived.  The story reads like fiction, and shares what it was like to live in a small town in the south during that time, the effects of desegregation, and her thoughts about death and the funeral business.  I felt like I was reading a novel, rather than a memoir and the characters and events were quite intriguing.  I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.

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