Family & Relationships - Death, Grief, Bereavement

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Letters from the Afterlife: A Guide t...

Elsa Barker

Letters from the Afterlife is a hopeful, inspiring after-death communication received by a woman almost a century ago. In the early part of the twentieth century, a woman began a process of "automatic writing" - as though sh...

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Published: Sep 2004

The Five Invitations: Discovering Wha...

Frank Ostaseski

The cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project and pioneer behind the compassionate care movement shares an inspiring exploration of the lessons dying has to offer about living a fulfilling life. Death is not waiting for us at the end of a ...

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Published: Mar 2018

The Goodbye Diaries: A Mother-Daughte...

Marisa Bardach Ramel

Two months to live.That's what the doctor says. Sally responds with grace and optimism. Marisa responds by closing herself off. If her mother is going to die before she graduates from high school, why even try. Cancer has already ru...

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Published: May 2019

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those ...

Sallie Tisdale

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITICS' TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEAR"In its loving, fierce specificity, this book on how to die is also a blessedly saccharine-free guide for how to live" (TheNew York Times Book Review).Former NEA fellow a...

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Published: Jun 2019

Grieving the Death of a Mother

Harold Ivan Smith

New from nationally known grief counselor Harold Ivan Smith, Grieving the Death of a Mother is a thoughtful guide to coping with the loss of a mother. Drawing on the author's own experience and that of many others, this book is an ide...

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Published: Jan 2003

Unforgettable Faces & Stories: Pet Ta...

Eileen Doyon

Your heart will be captured by these beautiful stories in "Pet Tales". From two to four legged and feather and fur, our pets have always had a special place in our lives and hearts. They are with us in good times and in bad ...

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Published: Jun 2014

Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to...

Carol J. Adams

Even Vegans Die empowers vegans and their loved ones to make the best decisions regarding their own health, their advocacy for animals, and their legacy. By addressing issues of disease shaming and body shaming, the authors present a ...

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Published: May 2017

The Old Man's Love Story (Chicana and...

Rudolfo Anaya

"There was an old man who dwelt in the land of New Mexico, and he lost his wife." From that opening line, this tender novella is at once universal and deeply personal. The nameless narrator, a writer, shares his most intimat...

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Published: Jul 2014

Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A ...

Dianna Vagianos Armentrout

Walking the Labyrinth of My Heart: A Journey of Pregnancy, Grief and Infant Death breaks the lonely, silent suffering of bereaved mothers facing infant and pregnancy loss. Dianna Vagianos Armentrout details her pregnancy journey with ...

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Published: May 2016

Living at the End of Life: A Hospice ...

Karen Whitley Bell

An updated edition of the most respected book on hospice care—for both patients and caregivers. This warm and informative resource on hospice and other end-of-life care options now gets an update. It receives a new preface and revi...

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Published: Jan 2018

How to Help Someone With Cancer: 70 W...

Shannon Benish

A loved one was recently diagnosed with cancer and you aren't sure the best way to help. Surely there's something you can do besides bringing a frozen dinner? This book will be your guide to practical ways you can help a cancer pati...

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Published: Jan 2017

Forgotten Tears: A Grandmother's Jour...

Nina Bennett

Forgotten Tears is a unique and honest portrayal of a grandmother's grief journey following the stillbirth of her granddaughter. Our death fearing and death denying society perpetuates the sense of isolation felt by grandparents, who ...

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Published: Jul 2005

Made Only For Heaven

Wendy Carr

As we learn to praise God through life's trials, we can quickly learn how difficult it actually can be.  What happens when our dreams of having a family come to a sudden halt when at a routine check-up we find out our expectant baby ...

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Published: Oct 2015

Holding on to Love After You've Lost ...

Gary Chapman

A Powerful Resource for Grieving CouplesLosing a child is among the most tragic experiences one can face. The crushing grief puts immense strain on the marriage, family relationships, and friendships that few can understand. That's w...

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Published: Apr 2020

How Much Big Is the Sky: A Memoir of ...

Sherry Chapman

How Much Big Is the Sky is a mother's searingly melodic and eloquent love song to her teenage son, Ryan, following his sudden death resulting from a car crash. Sherry Chapman captures the intimacy and immediacy of her experience with ...

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Published: Oct 2019

The Baby Loss Guide: Practical and co...

Zoe Clark-Coates

Written by one of the world's leading baby loss support experts, The Baby LossGuide is designed to help you navigate this complex issue. Whether you have personally encountered loss, or are supporting people through this harrowing tim...

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Published: Jan 2021

He's All I Have: Nurturing a Young Ch...

Steve Cony

When a loved one dies and a young child becomes a survivor -- a parent, another relative or a close friend is there to provide the guidance and love that will see the child through this crisis. But bereavement doesn't always happen th...

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Published: Sep 2016

My Funeral, My Way: A Journal for Tho...

Angela Hope De Simone

Whose funeral is it, anyway? Why, it's yours, of course! Death is one topic that many people feel dreadfully uncomfortable discussing. Planning a funeral, burial, or service for a loved one can be devastating. I believe that the atten...

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Published: May 2014

Present Through the End: A Caring Com...

Kirsten DeLeo

A trusted companion and go-to resource for everyone supporting someone at the end of life--from the moment we first learn that someone is dying through the time of death and beyond.Present through the End offers the guidance and essen...

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Published: Aug 2019

When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your...

Laura Diehl

After the death of a child, there is no closure. It is like learning how to live with an amputation---you are forever changed and need to learn how to live a new "normal." There can be a feeling of desperation to find someon...

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Published: Jul 2016

Graced by Waters: Personal Essays on ...

John Dietsch

John Dietsch—fly fishing coordinator and stuntman for Brad Pitt on the timeless film A River Runs Through It—explores our connection to the outdoors through the prism of fly fishing and investigates its transformative and ...

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Published: Apr 2020

MORE THAN ALL THE GLORIES: A Memoir o...

Nate Edmonds

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (ESV) If you need hope, encouragement, and a renewed faith in the goodness of God, this book is ...

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Published: Sep 2019

Surviving Sorrow: A Mother's Guide to...

Kim Erickson

Practical advice from one grieving mom to other grieving moms When Kim's three-year-old son died, she found plenty of resources on grieving. She says what she really needed, though, "was someone who would give me advice for livi...

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Published: Mar 2020

Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-S...

Lori Erickson

"An ideal guidebook to facing the inevitable." —Foreword Reviews After her brother died unexpectedly and her mother moved into a dementia-care facility, spiritual travel writer and Episcopal deacon Lori Erickson felt called to a ne...

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Published: Aug 2019

Finding Peace at the End of Life: A D...

Henry Fersko-Weiss

“Beautiful, poignant, pitch perfect and accessible . . . a road-map for clinicians, patients, family members, and caregivers”—BJ Miller, MD, author of A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice fo...

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Published: Aug 2020

What This Kid Wants Adults To Know Ab...

Bryce Fields

Old enough to love, old enough to grieveHow can adults better connect with and help grieving kids? It is the question that many parents, teachers, and other caregivers are asking.For generations, other books have attempted to help ans...

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Published: Jan 2020

The Grieving Teen : A Guide for Teena...

Helen Fitzgerald

The author of The Grieving Child and The Mourning Handbook offers practical, compassionate advice for helping a teenager cope with the death of a parent, friend, or loved one, discussing the emotional impact of bereavement on adolesce...

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Published: Jan 2000

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude: Retur...

Kris Francoeur

When your life is shattered in an instant, can conscious and deliberate gratitude and connection to nature help you find joy and hope again?Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude follows the first thirty months after Sam Francoeur's death fro...

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Published: May 2019

Don’t Forget Me: A Lifeline of HOPE...

Steve Grant

Don’t Forget Me is a survival manual and a lifeline for those whose lives have been touched by substance use and addiction. With the pervasiveness of drugs today and death by overdose as the leading cause of death for people und...

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Published: Feb 2020

Hurt 2 Hope: Heal the Pain of Loss, G...

Betsy Guerra

Whether you've lost a loved one, been through a divorce, encountered financial or health hardships, or you're enduring major change, you know grief. If you are hurting, feeling stuck, or looking for a light at the end of the tunnel, t...

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Published: Nov 2020
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