In the wealthy town of Emmitsville, the most sought-after real estate isn't the sprawling properties outside of town or the stately residences along Main Street. It's the plots in Cotterman Cemetery, the town's most historic and prestigious burial ground.
As physician to most of the town's elite for the last 15 years, Dr. Greg Patterson has focused on keeping his patients out of the cemetery for as long as possible. When his friends who run the funeral home face an unexpected rush of interest in the last few burial plots, Greg reluctantly gets a close-up look as the town's richest and most powerful race to the finish in a bizarre bid to secure their place for all time.
The Last Line of Their Lives gives readers a thoughtful, funny, and heartwarming look at the human tendency to seek out significance and carve our names in the earth-in whatever ways we can.