The Resource Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, David Giffels

Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, David Giffels

Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life
Title
Furnishing eternity
Title remainder
a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life
Statement of responsibility
David Giffels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one's Midwest roots and seeking a father's wisdom through an unusual woodworking project--constructing his own coffin"--Amazon.com
  • When Giffels enlisted his dad to help him build his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to sharpen his woodworking skills and to spend time together. But the unexpected deaths of his mother and a friend led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss. Over the course of several seasons, he returned to his father's barn in rural Ohio, to continue a pursuit that grew into a meditation on grief and optimism, a quest for enlightenment, and a way to cherish time with an aging parent. -- adapted from jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giffels, David
Dewey number
306.8742
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.I2795
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giffels, David
  • Giffels, David
  • Giffels, Thomas
  • Giffels, David
  • Authors, American
  • Cancer
  • Fathers and sons
  • Mortality
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Coffins
  • Woodwork
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, David Giffels
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Family Disease -- Rooms of our Own -- An Old-ish Soul -- Wingmen -- The Casket Room -- The Postulant -- Slow Return -- Measure Twice, Cut Once -- Lumber, A Love Story -- This Ain't No Picnic -- Patience -- A Moment -- Onward -- His Margin of Prophesy -- Turning Fifty -- Bob Dylan's Brain -- A Diversion -- Never Not Working -- The Long Home -- Marking Time -- The Coffin Problem -- Furniture of Sorts -- A Distinct Lack of Shallowness -- Warehouse -- Everything Lingers -- The Moon Follows us Home -- Appendix: Funeral Playlist Top 20
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781501105944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1017488964
  • (OCoLC)on1017488964
Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, David Giffels
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Family Disease -- Rooms of our Own -- An Old-ish Soul -- Wingmen -- The Casket Room -- The Postulant -- Slow Return -- Measure Twice, Cut Once -- Lumber, A Love Story -- This Ain't No Picnic -- Patience -- A Moment -- Onward -- His Margin of Prophesy -- Turning Fifty -- Bob Dylan's Brain -- A Diversion -- Never Not Working -- The Long Home -- Marking Time -- The Coffin Problem -- Furniture of Sorts -- A Distinct Lack of Shallowness -- Warehouse -- Everything Lingers -- The Moon Follows us Home -- Appendix: Funeral Playlist Top 20
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781501105944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1017488964
  • (OCoLC)on1017488964

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