The author’s new book “Cemetery Reflections” receives a warm literary …

The author’s new book “Cemetery Reflections” receives a warm literary …


Author's new book "graveyard reflections" receives a warm literary welcome

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of Jane Hopkins’ nonfiction – art/photography book Cemetery Reflections, currently available at

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Reviewed as a Reader’s Favorite by Philip Van Heusen

Many will think that this is just an illustrated book, but it is much more. Death has been sanitized in modern society. As a result, very few people alive today were with a loved one at the time of death. We tried to keep death as far away from us as possible. However, Jane Hopkins in Cemetery Reflections brings the reader face to face with mortality. One thing that all people have in common is death. We all die sometime. This book is full of photos of tombstones from different cemeteries. In this book you will see that death comes to the old and to the young. As I looked at the photos, I felt at peace with death. The prose and verse that provide the text for this book offer a sobering view of death. Reading this book will put you in a reflective mood and give you peace of mind for the future.

Author Jane Hopkins allows us to walk beside her as she visits various cemeteries. On these walks we get a glimpse of how death has been viewed over the centuries. Reading the epitaphs one can see that the relatives mourned but also accepted the inevitable. Put this book on the coffee table, but pick it up every once in a while to remind yourself that life is short and we need to live it to the fullest. I was amazed at the similarities between tombstones in New…


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