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Author, Graveyard Aficionado Asks: 'What's Your Favorite Cemetery?'

Loren Rhoads and her latest book, "199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die."
Photos provided by Loren Rhoads and Hachette Books

Maine native and poet Andrea Gibson said, “Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery” — a seemingly strange sentiment to those who view cemeteries only as a place to honor the dead. Loren Rhoads has long found beauty in cemeteries. Her Cemetery Travel blog has captured her cross-country and international visits to cemeteries. Her new book, “199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die,” records these places of peace, tranquility and art as a beautiful guide full of pictures and revealing stories about the famous — and the not-so famous — laid to rest all around the world. "199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die" is our November selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.” 


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