✓ The Green Reaper: Memoirs of an Eco-Mortician || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Elizabeth Fournier

By Elizabeth Fournier | Comments: ( 379 ) | Date: ( Dec 14, 2019 )

When Elizabeth Fournier was eight, her mother and grandparents died She spent a lot of time in funeral homes as a kid since her family were frequently found in caskets Fournier family members didn t have the best longevity record.As a young girl, Elizabeth found cemeteries a place of peace and tranquility As a teen, she d attend funerals of people she didn t know Not sWhen Elizabeth Fournier was eight, her mother and grandparents died She spent a lot of time in funeral homes as a kid since her family were frequently found in caskets Fournier family members didn t have the best longevity record.As a young girl, Elizabeth found cemeteries a place of peace and tranquility As a teen, she d attend funerals of people she didn t know Not surprisingly, she eventually headed into the local funeral home and asked for a job, any job She landed the position of live in night keeper, where she resided in a trailer in the far reaches of a large, hilly cemetery She slept with a shotgun near her bed, experiencing the scariest summer of her life.In her memoir, Elizabeth Fournier writes about her calling to the funeral industry, and how her early struggles helped shape her life ministry taking care of the dead and preparing meaningful burials.As a one woman funeral service in the rural town of Boring, Oregon, Mortician Elizabeth Fournier supports old school burial practices that are kinder to humans and the Earth She has been called The Green Reaper for her passionate advocacy of green burial.As an undertaker, she is always ready to lend a hand, or a shovel.


  • Title: The Green Reaper: Memoirs of an Eco-Mortician
  • Author: Elizabeth Fournier
  • ISBN: 9781937178895
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Elizabeth Fournier

Elizabeth Fournier is the owner and operator of Cornerstone Funeral Services in Boring, Oregon, the first green funeral home in the Portland metropolitan area She works as a green mortician and eco educator, and is affectionately known as the Green Reaper because of her passion of home funerals and natural burials Elizabeth has sat on the International Board of Directors for North America Natural Burial for the past five years She is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Green Burial Council, the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America.



Comments The Green Reaper: Memoirs of an Eco-Mortician

  • Elizabeth Cole

    Original review can be found at: nerdprobs/books/book-r**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**When my editor was approached and asked if we would review this book, she immediately knew that it was something I would read. She knows I like off-the-wall books. I love to read quirky non-fiction books and this one seemed right up my alley. Plus the key words in the title: The Green Reaper and Eco-Mortician kind of drew me in from the get go.Nancy’s mo [...]


  • Stephen Clark

    Elizabeth's first memoir, All Men Are Cremated Equal, marked the arrival of a promising new author with a story that cast her as the Carrie Bradshaw of the funeral industry. With her second memoir, Elizabeth offers a more substantive take on her life. The Green Reaper is a fascinating look into the funeral industry as we follow Elizabeth's journey from a little girl dealing with the tragic loss of her mother to a big-hearted woman struggling to succeed as a mortician. Elizabeth's quirky sense of [...]


  • Lisa Kusel

    As a nascent scholar of Buddhism I’ve been thinking about and reading a lot about the concept of impermanence lately. Like any human who finds being alive pretty great, I am both fascinated and terrified by the fact that this lovely life of mine is transient. Which is why I bought this book in the first place. I think it’s important to read about death in order to understand and appreciate life that much more. Fournier’s book is not just about death or the mortuary business. Sure, she talk [...]


  • Eryn

    I've been waffling between giving this four or five stars. It's a great book about life that also happens to be about death. I would recommend this to anyone who has not really had to deal with a lot of deaths and may be uncomfortable with the fact that everyone dies. If you are looking for a book of weird deaths and descriptions of icky decompositions, this is not the book you're looking for. (I was looking for more weird deaths. This may have colored my opinion of the book.)If you are looking [...]


  • dejah_thoris

    An excellent memoir of a woman in funeral service who is also on the cutting edge of the green funeral revolution. Made me laugh, reflect, and cry a little, which is the result of any good memoir. I also learned of a new and better way to dissolve remains back into water without any waste and with less of an environmental impact than cremation. Yay!


  • Melanie Finnegan

    I had heard about Elizabeth because she is well-known in Portland for very affordable prices and loving care in her funeral home. Her book is just like her - full of warm humanity. I love that she is a captivating story teller and was able to pull me into her delightful world.


  • Elizabeth

    I wrote this book so I think I'm required to like it. But I'd like it even if someone else wrote it. But that would be weird to find out there's another mortician in teeny, tiny Boring, Oregon.


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