Suggested Reading


The 36 Hour Day (A Family Guide for the Care of People with Alzheimer’s/Dementia); Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

All Kinds of Love: Experiencing Hospice; Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich

An Ocean of Time: Alzheimer’s Tales of Hope and Forgetting; Patrick Mathiasen, MD

By No Means: The Choice to Forgo Life-Sustaining Food and Water; Joanne Lynn (editor)

Caring in Remembered Ways: The Fruit of Seeing Deeply; Maggie Steincrohn Davis

Choices at the End of Life: Finding Out What your Parents Want Before It’s Too Late; Linda Norlander,RN, MS and Kerstin McSteen, RN, MS

Dying At Home: A Family Guide for Caregiving; Andrea Sankar

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life; Ira Byock, MD

Dying with Dignity: A Plea for Personal Responsibility; Hans Kung and Walter Jens

Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide for the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying; Christine Longaker

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying; Callanan, Maggie and Kelly, Patricia

The Four Stages of Hope: Using the Power of Hope to Cope With Dying; Cathleen Fanslow-Brunjes, MA, RN

The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living, Ira Byock, M.D.

Helping Grieving People: When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook for Care Providers; Shep J. Jeffreys, EdD.

I’m Here To Help: A Guide for Caregivers, Hospice Workers, and Volunteers; Catherine Ray

On Death and Dying; Elisabeth Kūbler-Ross, MD

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill; Cappy Capossela, Sheila Warnock and Sukie Miller


Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart ; Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

How to Survive the Loss of a Love ; Colgrove, Bloomfield & McWilliams

I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can; Linda Feinberg (young widow and widower)

When a Lifemate Dies, ; S. Heinlein, G. Brumett & J. Tibbals

Widow to Widow; Genevieve Ginsburt (myths about grieving)


A Mother Loss Workbook; D. Hambrook & G. Eisenberg

Death Benefits–How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult’s Life–For the Better; Jeanne Safer, PhD.

Losing a Parent: A Guide to a New Way of Living; Alexandra Kennedy

Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself; Victoria Secunda

Motherless Daughters; Hope Edelman

On Grieving the Death of a Father; Harold Ivan Smith

When Parents Die; Edward Myers

When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent; Rebecca Adams


Angelic Presence; Cathi Lammert & Sue Friedeck

Empty ArmsCoping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death; Sherokee Ilse

Gone But Not Lost—Grieving the Death of a Child; David W. Wiersbe

The Grieving Garden; Suzanne Redfern and Susan K. Gilbert (22 parents share their stories about living with the death of a child, a young child or adult child)

O Susan—Looking Forward with Hope After the Death of a Child; James W. Angell

Recovering From the Loss of a Child: Katherine Fair Donnelly


Lifetimes; Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen (can be used in advance of or after death)

When Dinosaurs Die; Laurie Kransy Brown & Marc Brown (after a death)

Sam’s Dad Died; Margaret Holmes

I Miss You; Pat Thoma

Help for Hard Times; Earl Hipp (for teens)

Preparing the Children; Kathy Nussbaum (for adults who want to help a child)

How Do We Tell the Children; Dan Schaefer & Christine Lyons

How to Help Children through a Parent’s Serious Illness; Kathleen McCue

When Children Grieve; John James & Russell Friedman


Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance; Katy & Amy Eldon

Beyond Grief; Carol Staudacher

A Grief Like No Other—Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love; Kathleen O’Hara, M.A.

The Grief Recovery Handbook; John W. James & Russell Friedman

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying; Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

Healing Your Grieving Heart; Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies; Therese Rando

Necessary Losses; Judith Viorst (how we grow and change through losses)

Tear Soup; Pat Schwelbert


Suicide Survivors’ Handbook—A Guide for the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them; Trudy Carlson

My Son…My Son…A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide; Iris Bolton



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