Thorndike Press

Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life

  • David Giffels
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  • ISBN-10: 1432850792
  • ISBN-13: 9781432850791
  • DDC: 306.874
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 334 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released May 2018



An Award-Winning Author

From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose comes a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one’s roots and seeking a father’s wisdom through an unusual woodworking project — constructing his own coffin. With wisdom and humor, Giffels grapples with the hard questions as he and his father saw, hammer, and sand their way through a year bowed by loss.


Customer Reviews

“Giffels treats heavy themes with a light touch and deadpan humor, drawing vivid, affectionate portraits of loved ones in the richly textured setting of Akron, Ohio.”

— Publishers Weekly