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Furnishing Eternity

Audiobook
David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father's dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations-both practical and fantastical-it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad for the unusual project of building a casket, he thought of it mostly as a way to learn and to spend time together. Life had other plans. The unexpected death of his mother and, a year later, of his best friend, coupled with turning fifty and the growing realization that his father won't always be around for such offbeat adventures, leads to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss. In this soulful, panoramic memoir and father-son story, Giffels confronts some of the hardest questions common people face with wisdom and humor, unraveling the absence and presence of the people who define us and taking a true measure of life. Furnishing Eternity is the story of a year brought down by loss, a family finding hope in its roots, and the unexpected epiphanies to be found in the things we build. Heartfelt, unvarnished, and piercing with insight, this powerful memoir is Giffels' most intimate exploration of the values and traditions that illuminate the Midwest.

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Publisher: HighBridge Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781681689159
  • File size: 181135 KB
  • Release date: January 17, 2018
  • Duration: 06:17:21

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781681689159
  • File size: 181150 KB
  • Release date: January 17, 2018
  • Duration: 06:20:21
  • Number of parts: 6

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English

David Giffels grew up fascinated by his father's dusty, tool-strewn workshop and the countless creations-both practical and fantastical-it inspired. So when he enlisted his eighty-one-year-old dad for the unusual project of building a casket, he thought of it mostly as a way to learn and to spend time together. Life had other plans. The unexpected death of his mother and, a year later, of his best friend, coupled with turning fifty and the growing realization that his father won't always be around for such offbeat adventures, leads to a harsh confrontation with mortality and loss. In this soulful, panoramic memoir and father-son story, Giffels confronts some of the hardest questions common people face with wisdom and humor, unraveling the absence and presence of the people who define us and taking a true measure of life. Furnishing Eternity is the story of a year brought down by loss, a family finding hope in its roots, and the unexpected epiphanies to be found in the things we build. Heartfelt, unvarnished, and piercing with insight, this powerful memoir is Giffels' most intimate exploration of the values and traditions that illuminate the Midwest.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HighBridge
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781681689159
    File size: 181135 KB
    Release date: January 17, 2018
    Duration: 06:17:21

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781681689159
    File size: 181150 KB
    Release date: January 17, 2018
    Duration: 06:20:21
    Number of parts: 6

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English