PART ONE: MYSTERIES
The Bridge — David Yeadon
A Minor Resurrection — Paul William Roberts
Pearyland — Barry Lopez
Tell All the Old People — Melvin Morse, M.D., with Paul Perry
Restless Ghost — Brett Harris
Death and the Chalice of Repose — Therese Schroeder-Sheker
Presences — Sydney Lea
The Survivor — Mark Matousek
Visit to a Parallel Universe — Fred Alan Wolf
What It Means to Be Dead — Jon Carroll
PART TWO: ENCOUNTERS
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea — Richard Sterling
Postcard from Death — Mark Kurlansky
In Friendship — Paul Winston
In the Belly of the Beast — Barbara Kingsolver
You Have Suffered Enough — Elaine Sosa
Dead Man at Grandview Point — Edward Abbey
The Solution — Dale Walker
Hotel Inglés — Luis Sepúlveda
Fiji Time — Joel Simon
Choices and Promises — P. M. H. Atwater, Lh.D.
Being Prey — Val Plumwood
PART THREE: RITUALS
A Death in the Family — Thomas Lynch
More than Just a Box — Janet Milhomme
Famadihana Diary — Seraphine Ramanantsoa
Mondays Are Best — Pico Iyer
Crossing Borders Within and Withou — Sukie Miller, Ph.D., With Suzanne Lipsett
Benares — Mark Matousek
A Party at the Cemetery — Mary Morris
A Grandfather’s Farewell — Malidoma Patrice Somé
Last Rites — Mark Gruber, O.S.B.
PART FOUR: SHADOWS
In Normandy — Dirk Bogarde
Taken for a Ride — Ronnie Golden
When It’s Your Turn — Tom Stienstra
Why the Dogs of Rwanda Are Overfed — Dorothy Leroux
Blademaster — Eugene Robinson
Reading the Leaves — Peter Holt
PART FIVE: BLESSINGS
Second Sight — Jacques Lusseyran
Lists — Sister Helen P. Mrosla
The Weight of Memory — Fenton Johnson
The Light — Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
Last Wish — Allegra Taylor
In the Mirror of Death — Sogyal Rinpoche
The Man in the Dream — Diana V. Culbertson, Ph.D.
James O’Reilly has worked as a series editor on over thirty Travelers’ Tales titles, winning eight awards for excellence. He writes a syndicated newspaper column with Larry Habbeger, “World Travel Watch,” which has appeared since 1985 in major newspapers in five countries. James lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sean O’Reilly has co-edited numerous books in the Travelers’ Tales series, includingDanger!, Testosterone Planet, The Road Within, France, Paris, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. He lives in Arizona with his family.
Richard Sterling is a Vietnam Veteran with a unique perspective on death. Sterling’s books include three titles in the Travelers’ Tales series: The Adventure of Food, Food and The Fearless Diner. He is also the author of Dining with Headhunters, The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area, and he is co-author of The Unofficial Guide to San Francisco. He lives in Berkeley, California.