24 April 2013

Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter

For the week of April 28th, 2013

  • Minnesota author Rachael Hanel grew up in Waseca, Minnesota. But hers was not a typical childhood; her father was the town’s only grave digger. Her new book is titled “We’ll be the Last Ones to Let You Down,” which was the motto of her dad’s business. This week on Access Minnesota, Hanel shares her youthful experiences as an observer of death and grief until the sudden passing of her father forces her and her family to confront those issues head-on.
  • Guest: Rachael Hanel, author, former journalist and copy editor
  • Issues: What it’s like to grow up around cemeteries; Dealing with the death of a loved one; Is death more difficult to accept in modern culture?
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