Grief Reading List

Our Grief Reading List

Books on Grief and Loss

The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing, by local Richmond Hill, GA physician D. Keith Cobb, MD
A Widow’s Guide to Living Alone, by Judith Fabisch
Bereavement Counseling, by B. Mark Schoenberg
Comforting Those Who Grieve, by Doug Manning
The Courage to Grieve, by Judy Tatelbaum
Don’t Take My Grief Away, by Doug Manning
Facing Death & Grief, published by Prometheus Books
Good-bye, My Son, Hello, by Adolfo Quezada
Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, a Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, by J. William Worden, PH.D.
Grief, Dying and Death, by Therese A. Rande
Grief Work, by Juanita Ponce-Montoya
How it Feels When a Parent Dies, by Jill Krementz
In the Midst of Winter, Selections from the Literature of Mourning, by Mary Jane Moffat
Living When a Loved One has Died, by Earl A. Grollman
Loss and How to Cope with it, by Joanne E. Berstein
Recovery from Bereavement, by C. M. Parkes
The Stages of Sorrow, by Kathleen Smith
Suddenly Single, by Jim Smoke
The Warming of Winter, by Maxine Dowd Jensen
What Happened to you Happened to Me Too, by Mary A. Kjosness & Laura A. Rudolph
When Bad Things Happen to Good People, by Harold S. Kushner
Widow, by Lynn Caine
Widow to Widow, by Phylis R. Silverman, Ph.D.
The Widower, by Jane Burgess Kohn & Willard K. Kohn

Books for Children

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, by Leo Buscaglia
Everett Anderson’s Goodbye, by Lucille Clifton
Thumpy’s Story, A Story of Love and Grief Shared, by Nancy C. Dodge
Gran-Gran’s Best Trick, by L. Dwight Holden
Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope, by Donna O’Toole
The Kid’s Book About Death and Dying By and For Kids, by Eric Rofes, et.al.
The Saddest Time, by Norma Simon
I’ll Miss You, Mr. Hooper, by Norman Stiles
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst

Books for Parents & Professionals to Help Children

Explaining Death to Children, by Earl A. Grollman
Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child, by Earl A. Grollman

Adults Helping Children & Teens With Anticipatory Grief

A Tiny Boat at Sea: How to Help Children Who Have a Parent Diagnosed with Cancer, by Izetta Smith
Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Your Children’s Questions About Your Cancer, by Neil Russell
How to Help Children Through a Loved Ones’ Serious Illness, by Kathleen McQueu and Ron Bon
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick, by Paula K. Rauch, M.D. and Anna C. Muriel, M.D.
When a Parent Has Cancer, by Wendy S. Harpham

Adults Helping Bereaved Children & Teens

After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal, by Margo Requarth, MFT
But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professional Helping Child Suicide Survivors, by Barbara Rubel
Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by Mary Ann and James P. Emswiler
Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grown-ups, by William Kroen and Pamela Espeland
It’s Okay to Cry: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Through the Losses of Life, by H. Norman Wright
Part of Me Died Too, by Virginia Lynn Fry
When Children Grieve, by John James and Russel Friedman

Adult Support/anticipatory Grief, Caregiving & Bereavement

Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal, by Beth Witrogen McLeod
Death in Slow Motion: A Memoir of a Daughter, her Mother, and the Beast Called Alzheimer’s, by Eleanor Cooney
Disenfranchised Grief: New Directions, Challenges, and Strategies for Practice, by Kenneth J. Doka, Editor
Dying Well, by Ira Byock, M.D.
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying, by Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley
Fireflies – Nothing can Ease the Pain of Losing a Beloved Child. Nothing but a Miracle, by David Morrell
Good Grief, by Lolly Winston
Grace and Grits: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, by Ken Wilber
Hand Book for Mortals – Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, by Joanne Lynn, M.D.
Hannah’s Gift – Lessons From a Life Fully Lived, by Maria Housden
If Only I’d Had This Caregiving Book, by Maya Hennessey
Learning to Sit in the Silence: A Journal of Caregiving, by Elaine Marcus Starkman
Living with Grief: Before and After the Death, edited by Kenneth Doka, Ph.D.
Living with Grief: When Illness is Prolonged, edited by Kenneth Doka, Ph.D.
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, by Terry Tempest Williams
Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill, by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock
Smiling Through Your Tears: Anticipating Grief, by Harriet Hodges, BS, MA & Lois Krahn, M.D.
The Courage to Grieve, by Judy Tatelbaum
The Four Things That Matter Most, by Ira Byock, M.D.
The Helper’s Journey – Working with People Facing Grief, Loss and Life-Threatening Illness, by Dale G. Larson
The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort and Love to Life’s Final Chapter, by David Kessler
The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion
This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss, by Thomas M. Ellis
Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation edited, by Graham Coleman & Thupten Jinpal Gyurne Dorie translator
Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Abom
Unattended Sorrow – Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart, by Stephen Levine
Unraveled, by Maria Housden
What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love, by Carole Radziwill

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