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Rachael Hanel - We'll be the Last Ones to Let You Down

At times heartbreaking and at others gently humorous and uplifting, Rachel Hanel’s memoir We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down presents the unique, moving perspective of a gravedigger’s daughter and her lifelong relationship with death and grief. But it is also a masterful meditation on the living elements of our cemeteries: our neighbors, friends, and families—the very histories of our towns and cities—and how these things come together in the eyes of a young girl whose childhood is suffused with both death and the wonder of the living.