Embalming Mom: Essays in Life(2002)
The Iowa Series in Literary Nonfiction
A non fiction book by Janet Burroway
In sixteen essays of wit, rage, and reconciliation, Embalming Mom chronicles loss and renaissance in a life that reaches from Florida to Arizona across to England and home again. Burroway brilliantly weaves her way through the dangers of daily life - divorcing her first husband, raising two boys, establishing a new life, scattering her mother's ashes, and sorting the meager possessions of her father. Each new danger and challenge highlights the tenacious will of the body and spirit to heal.
February 2002 : USA Hardback
September 2004 : USA Paperback
September 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition