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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Death Lore - Sanders

TEXAS READS: Funeral tales make for good stories

By Glenn Dromgoole, January, 12, 2009, Beaumont Enterprise, reviews Sanders' new Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter.

The review begins:  "Everyone probably has a favorite family funeral story or some other tale related to death and burial. Few could rival the story told by Herbert H. Sanders in a new collection from the Texas Folklore Society on Death Lore: Texas Rituals, Superstitions, and Legends of the Hereafter."
Dromgoole also comments on "Ghost Stories: A related volume is Brian Righi's Ghosts of Fort Worth: Investigating Cowtown's Most Haunted Locations (Schiffer Publishing, $14.95 trade paperback)."

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