Author: Amy Martin
How can a book about cemeteries be so completely charming? I don't know, but it certainly is delightful and fun to read. The book features 32 hand drawn maps from all over the world. There are many different authors (including Chicago's own Joe Mason) and this results in a quirky collection of different styles and approaches. It's fascinating to see what each cartographer included, and read their tips about visiting and utilizing the maps. (Some even call out nearby places to grab a post-mortem snack.)
The care and creativity that went into these maps is inspirational throughout, but I have to admit the little touch that first brought a smile to my lips was Amy's own headstone on the cover.