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Beyond Grief : A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One
Beyond Grief : A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One
Carol Staudacher
"Written for the bereaved and the helping professional, this book combines supportive personal stories with a step by step approach to recovery. It acknowledges the pain, reassures and counsels. This is a complete guide for anyone surviving the death of a loved one." Highly recommended.
Paperback - 244 pages (April 1987)
New Harbinger Pubns; ISBN: 0934986436
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom

Grief Observed
by C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis joined the human race when his wife, Joy Gresham, died of cancer. Lewis, the Oxford don whose Christian apologetics make it seem like he's got an answer for everything, experienced crushing doubt for the first time after his wife's tragic death. A Grief Observed contains his epigrammatic reflections on that period: "Your bid--for God or no God, for a good God or the Cosmic Sadist, for eternal life or nonentity--will not be serious if nothing much is staked on it. And you will never discover how serious it was until the stakes are raised horribly high," Lewis writes. "Nothing will shake a man--or at any rate a man like me--out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is the book that inspired the film Shadowlands, but it is more wrenching, more revelatory, and more real than the movie. It is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings. --Michael Joseph Gross -
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.31 x 8.02 x 5.29
Publisher: Harper SanFrancisco; (February 5, )
ISBN: 0060652381

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
by Brook Noel, Pamela D., PH.D. Blair

After Goodbye : How to Begin Again After the Death of Someone You Love
Ted Menten
Hardcover Published 1994

Companion Through the Darkness : Inner Dialogues on Grief
Stephanie Ericsson 
Certain to be an indispensable guide to millions--Companion Through the Darkness, by the author of Shamefaced, offers an innovative and profoundly touching series of meditations on grief in all its seasons and emotions.
Highly recommended
Paperback  Published 1993 208 pages
Cry Until You Laugh : Comforting Guidance for Coping With Grief
Richard J. Obershaw
Paperback Published 1998 192 pages
A Time to Grieve : Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One
A Time to Grieve : Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One
by Carol Staudacher
Paperback from HarperSanFrancisco


Coping With Life After Your Mate Dies
by Donald C. Cushenbery, Rita Crossley Cushenbery
Paperback 2nd edition
Baker Book House; ISBN: 0801057655

Being a Widow
Lynn Caine
Paperback: 261 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 014013025X; (January 1990)

Widow to Widow : Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life
by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
Paperback Revised edition
Fisher Books; ISBN: 1555612261

Life Is Goodbye, Life Is Hello: Grieving Well Through All Kinds of Loss
by Alla Bozarth Campbell
Paperback: 256 pages
Hazelden Information Education; ISBN: 1568380577; 2 Ed edition

by Joyce Brothers
Mass Market Paperback:
Ballantine Books; ISBN: 0345374002; Reprint edition (February 1992)

On Your Own: A Widow's Passage to Emotional & Financial Well-Being
by Alexandra Armstrong, Mary R. Donahue
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: Dearborn Trade; ISBN: 0793137276; 3rd edition

Beginnings : A Book for Widows
Betty Jane Wylie, Jonathan Webb
Paperback: 168 pages
McClelland & Stewart; ISBN: 0771089708; 4th Rev edition

Children & Teens

After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again : A Parent's Guide to Coping With the Loss of a Child
Elizabeth Mehren, Harold Kushner (Introduction)
Paperback  Published 1997

Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss
by Michaelene Mundy, R. W. Alley (Illustrator)

When the Bough Breaks : Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter
by Judith R. Bernstein
Paperback - 256 pages (April )
Andrews McMeel Publishing; ISBN: 0836252829

Bereaved Children and Teens : A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals
Earl A. Grollman (Editor)
A guide to help children and adolescents cope with the emotional, religious, social, and physical aspects of a loved one's death provides a comprehensive resource for teachers, social workers, health-care professionals, clergy, and parents trying to help bereaved children.
Paperback Published 1996 256 pages
Bereaved Children and Teens

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Aniversary Edition
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Aniversary Edition
by Leo Buscaglia
Book Description:
A new edition of the classic fable-which has sold more than 300,000 copies-for anyone who has suffered a permanent loss

Originally published in the fall of 1982, the wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story of a leaf named Freddie has become one of the most popular books of our times. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with a winter's snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death.

After offering solace for a generation of adults and children alike, The Fall of Freddie the Leaf arrives in a classic edition with a beautiful new package that will appeal to today's readers at a time when stories of comfort and inspiration have become more important than ever.
Hardcover from Henry Holt & Company, Inc.

Heaven's not a Crying Place
Heaven's Not a Crying Place : Teaching Your Child About Funerals, Death, and the Life Beyond
Joey O'Connor
Paperback Published 1997
When Dinosaurs Die : A Guide to Understanding Death
by Marc Tolon Brown (Illustrator), et al

Tell Me Papa : A Family Book for Children's Questions About Death and Funerals
Joy Johnson, Marvin Johnson
Hardcover Published 1980
ISBN: 0930194020

After the Death of a Child
After the Death of a Child : Living With Loss Through the Years
Ann K. Finkbeiner
"This book contains some of the most painful, and at the same time the most helpful writing I have read since the death of my own son. Those who will choose to read it will do so because they have experienced the most devastating loss imaginable - the death of a child. Ann Finkbeiner is right when she says her book is not for the newly bereaved. There are no comforting platitudes, no 12 steps, no meditations. No words of wisdom, no instructions for "getting over it", since, as she says, and everyone who has been there knows - there IS no getting over it. There's just learning a different way to live the rest of your life, learning to live with the pain. You'll only read it if you have the need to, and if you have need to, please know that I'm very sorry."
Hardcover Published 1996
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?
by Trevor Romain, Elizabeth Verdick
Paperback from Free Spirit Publishing


Cuttin' the Body Loose : Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches to Death and Dying
William Joseph Gavin
Paperback Published 1995 235 pages
Academic aspects of death.

Handbook of Bereavement : Theory, Research, and Intervention
Margaret S.Stroebe, et al; Paperback 546 pages

Meaning Reconstruction & the Experience of Loss
by Robert A. Neimeyer (Editor)
Seventeen papers by psychologists, psychotherapists, and academics in philosophy and religious studies explore the diverse nature of grieving.

Readings for Remembrance : A Collection for Funerals and Memorial Services
by Eleanor C. Munro (Introduction)
Listed under Funerals

Movies about Dying and Grief

One True Thing
VHS Tape from Universal Studios
starring Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, William Hurt
Listed under Movies about Death & Grief

starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey
Listed under Movies about Death & Grief

History of Death

The Corpse : A History
Christine Quigley
Library Binding Published 1996 358 pages

Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America
by Gary Laderman

Cemetery Stories : Haunted Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse After Death
by Katherine Ramsland (Author)

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America
by Stephen Prothero, Stephen R. Prothero

Israel's Beneficent Dead : Ancestor Cult and Necromancy in Ancient Israelite Religion and Tradition
Brian B Shmidt Published 1996
ISBN: 1575060086

The Cult of the Dead in a Chinese Village
Emily M Ahern

Death and the Afterlife
by Brian Innes
Hardcover - 176 pages
St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0312227051

Harold and Maude / Harold et Maude (Bilingual French and English Edition
by Colin Higgins
Paperback from French & European Pubns
Special Order

Death and the Emperor: Roman Funerary Monuments, From Augustus to Marcus Aurelius
by Penelope J. E. Davies
Listed under Roman Emperors

The Hollywood Book of Death : The Bizarre, Often Sordid, Passings of More than 125 American Movie and TV Idols
by James Robert Parish
Listed under Actors & Directors

Out of Print

Death & Beyond : Answers to Teens' Questions About Death, Reincarnation, Ghosts, and the Afterlife
James Watkins Paperback Published 1993 261 pages
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After He's Gone : A Guide for Widowed and Divorced Women
Barbara Tom Jowell, Donnette Schwisow
Hardcover Published 1997
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Cold Comfort : Stories of Death and Bereavement
James Loader (Editor) Paperback  Published 1996
An anthology of 21 contemporary British stories about death.
ISBN: 1852423609
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I'm Grieving As Fast As I Can : How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal
by Linda Sones Feinberg
Paperback - 180 pages
New Horizon Press; ISBN: 0882820958
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