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Katherine Ashenburg

Katherine Ashenburg
Jenna Muirhead-Warren

Katherine Ashenburg is a journalist, lecturer, and regular contributor to The New York Times. Her books include The Mourner’s Dance and The Dirt on Clean.

The Dirt on Clean

Katherine Ashenburg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the...

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The Mourner's Dance

Katherine Ashenburg
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press

When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant....

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