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Mary Roach

Originally posted November 2005

Spook

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A couple of years ago writer Mary Roach gave us an unprecedented look at what happens to dead people, or more precisely, their bodies once they're gone. That book was called Stiff. Now Roach turns her attention to the next logical question: what happened to the souls that once occupied those bodies? It's a question that confounds scientists, and even the devoutly religious may admit that they're not certain what heaven will really be like. Mary Roach's new book is called Spook.




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Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She lives in Oakland, California.

Find Mary Roach on the web: www.spookthebook.com

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