Death Becomes Her: The Art of the Obituary

“Fox has an eye for the telling detail, a forensic sense of evidence and a relish for research.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Fox does her own detective work in unpicking the opposing personalities and careers of her protagonists.” —The New York Times

“I would like to sing her praises as a writer who has, day in and day out, done yeoman’s work to inject subtle, deft works of cultural history into the paper of record. Through Fox’s writing, you get to find out about the kinds of stories that once made up the fabric of public life but that won’t otherwise appear in today’s Times—because, short of the death of someone involved, or maybe an anniversary, there’s no news peg to justify a revival.” —Slate

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