Where can you find a cookie jar in the shape of a baseball filled with the ashes of an 84-year-old Chinese woman or a cardboard take-out carton with the remains of a 350-pound, agoraphobic pot-dealer? The Columbarium is the backdrop for peering into the eccentric lives of some of the dead, as well as of the people they left behind. When Jed takes a job fixing up the Columbarium, he is quickly thrust into the lives of strangers, both living and dead, and ultimately comes to terms with his past and his own psychological demons.
- Paperback | 382 pages
- 133 x 203 x 22mm | 435g
- 09 Oct 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Emily Gallo
A retired teacher, Emily dabbles in screenwriting, blues piano and portrait drawing. She cofounded The Derelict Voice, a writing workshop for the homeless. "The Columbarium" is a sequel to her first novel, "Venice Beach." Born and raised in Manhattan, she and her husband now divide their time between two and a half acres in northern California and 750 square feet in southern California.