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Funeral Songs for Dying Girls

This lyrical ghost story portrays how a bond between two girls—one living, one not—transforms the grief that roots them both in place.

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Review of ‘Funeral Songs for Dying Girls’

Sixteen-year-old Winifred Blight lives in a small house near the gates of one of the oldest cemeteries in Toronto with her father, who runs the crematory. For as long as Winifred can remember, her father has been in mourning for her mother, who died giving birth to her. Winifred, too, has been shaped by this…

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