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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

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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
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father's dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations-some practical, others fantastical-it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad to help him with the unusual project of building his own casket, he thought of it mostly as an opportunity to sharpen his woodworking skills and to spend time together. But life, as it usually does, had other plans. The unexpected deaths of his mother and, a year later, his best friend, coupled with the dawning realization that his father wouldn't be around forever for such offbeat adventures-and neither would he-led to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss. Over the course of several seasons, Giffels returned to his father's barn in rural Ohio, a place cluttered with heirloom tools, exotic wood scraps, and long memory, 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. With wisdom and humor, Giffels grapples with some of the hardest questions we all face as he and his father saw, hammer, and sand their way through a year bowed by loss. Furnishing Eternity is the story of a family searching for hope in its roots and the unexpected truths we arrive at in the process of creating and constructing. Heartfelt, unvarnished, and piercing with insight, this powerful memoir is Giffels's most intimate exploration yet of the values and traditions that illuminate the Midwest."--Jacket flap
Summary
The author of The Hard Way on Purpose explores loss, resilience and mortality as he describes how he and his 81-year-old wood-crafting father collaborated on building a casket together as an offbeat adventure, only to unexpectedly lose his mother
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10616247
Cataloging source
PABRO
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Giffels, David,
Dewey number
306.874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.G5444
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Giffels, David
  • Parent and adult child
  • Grief
  • Death
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Target audience
adult
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a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life
Label
Furnishing eternity : a father, a son, a coffin, and a measure of life, David Giffels
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21283711
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781501105944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989963505
  • 2583453
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
Control code
21283711
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781501105944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989963505
  • 2583453

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