The Household Guide to Dying
Debra Adelaide
Publisher: Viking Canada
Price: $32 (Hardcover)

Working as an advice columnist, Delia has always the been one to instruct others how to do things. She’s written about cleaning and cooking for the domestically challenged, always with a razor-sharp edge. So when she discovers she’s dying of cancer before even reaching the age of 40, Delia handles her impending demise in her usual fashion — by showing how it’s done. Inspired by preparing her own family by stocking them with frozen stews and teaching her girls how to make a perfect cup of tea, she pens a guide to dying, forcing her to face her past in order to put her writing to rest.