Books by Thomas Lynch

APPARITION & LATE FICTIONS by Thomas Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Compassion, mourning, joy and wit all play roles in this tender, insightful hefting of mortality's mysteries."
Funeral director turned writer Lynch (essays: The Undertaking, 1997) brings a soft-spoken humanity to bear on aspects of life as well as death in his debut fiction collection. Read full book review >
STILL LIFE IN MILFORD by Thomas Lynch
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The considerable pleasures of this ample volume outweigh the sloppy bursts of sentiment and blarney: Lynch's crystal- clear voice often serves him well."
Hot off the success of Lynch's recent memoir of his grim trade, The Undertaking (1997), comes his second American collection of verse, which includes the poems published previously in a British edition. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"Already excerpted in Harper's and the London Review of Books, this thoughtful volume is neither too sentimental nor too clinical about death's role (and the author's) in our lives. (illustrations, not seen)"
Eloquent, meditative observations on the place of death in small-town life, from the only poet/funeral director in Milford, Mich. Read full book review >