Reading list for grieving families

General loss books

Fitzgerald, Helen.  The Mourning Handbook. New York: Fireside, 1995.

Hickman, Martha.  Healing After Loss:  Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief. New York: Avon Books, 1994.

Kumar, Sameet.  Grieving Mindfully:  A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss.  New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2005

Neimeyer, Robert.  Lessons of Loss:  A Guide to Coping.  Center for the Study of Loss and Transition, 2006.

Rando, Therese.  How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies. New York: Bantam Books, 1998.

Rich, Phil.  The Healing Journey Through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and RecoveryNew York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff.  Living Through Mourning. New York: Viking, 1984.

Schwiebert, Pat and DeKlyen, Chuck.  Tear Soup. Portland: Millcross Litho, 2001.

Tatelbaum, Judy.  The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth through GriefNew York: Lippincott and Crowell, l980.

Westberg, Granger.  Good Grief, 1961.

Wolfelt, Alan.  Healing Your Grieving Heart:  100 Practical Ideas.  Companion Press, 2001.

 

Books for grieving parents

Bernstein, Judith R.  When the Bough Breaks:  Forever after the death of a Son or DaughterKansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Pub., 1997.

Blank, Jeanne Webster.  The Death of an Adult Child: A Book for and About Bereaved Parents. New York: Baywood Publ. Co., Inc., 1997.

Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff.  The Bereaved Parent. New York: Crown Publ., 1977.

Floyd, Gregory.  A Grief Unveiled:  One Father’s Journey through the Death of a Child.  Paraclete Press, 1999.  (This book is written from a Christian view.)

 

Books for adult children who have lost a parent

Chethik, Neil.  Father Loss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Term with the Deaths of Their DadsNew York: Hyperion, 2001.

Edelman, Hope.   Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss.  Redding, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1994.

Levy, Alexander.  The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change after the Death of Our Parents. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 1999.

 

Books about loss of a spouse or partner

Brumett, Heinlein and Tibbals, eds.  When a Lifemate Dies: Stories of Love, Loss, and Healing. Minneapolis: Fairview Press, 1997.

Caine, Lynn.  Widow.  New York:  William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1974.

Carrington, Patricia and Julia Collins, Claudia Gerbasi, Ann Haynes. Love You, Mean It! New York: Hyperion, 2006.

Didion, Joan.  The Year of Magical Thinking.  Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Golden, T.  Swallowed by a Snake; The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing. Golden Healing Pub. 1997.

Lewis, C.S.  A Grief Observed. London: Farber & Faber, 1961.

Neeld, Elizabeth Harper.  Seven ChoicesNew York: Warner Books, 2003.

Shernoff, Michael.  Gay Widowers: Life after the Death of a Partner.  Harrington Park Press, 1997.

Silverman P; Scott C.  Widower: When Men Are Left Alone. Baywood Publishing Co., 1996.

Whipple, Vicky.  Lesbian Widows:  Invisible Grief.  Harrington Park Press, 2006.

 

Books for grieving parents to help grieving kids

Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Child: a Parent’s Guide. New York: Fireside, 1992

Goldman, Linda. Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know.Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.

Goldman, Linda. Life and Loss: a Guide to Help Grieving Children. Philadelphia: Accelerated Development. 2000.

Kroen, William C. Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for GrownupsMinneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1996.

 

Books for grieving teens

Bode, Janet. Death is Hard to Live With: Teenagers Talk About How They Cope with Loss. New York: Bantam Doubleday, 1993.

Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. New York: Fireside, 2000.

Grollman, Earl AStraight Talk about Death for Teenagers.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Hipp, Earl. Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss. MN: Hazelden, 1995.

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When A Parent Dies. New York: Knopf, 1991.

 

Books for grieving children

Brown, Laurene Krasny, and Marc Brown.  When Dinosaurs Die. New York: Little  Brown & Company, 1995.

Clifton, Lucille.  Everett Anderson’s Goodbye. New York: Holt, 1983.

Fassler, Joan.  My Grandpa Died Today. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1971.

Fox, Mem.  Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge. New York: Kane Miller, 1985.

Hesse, Karen.  Poppy’s Chair. New York: Scholastic. 1993.

Holmes, Margaret M.  A Terrible Thing Happened. Washington, DC: Magination, 2000.

Greenlee, Sharon.  When Someone Dies. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1992.

Hammond, Janice M.  When My Mommy Died and When My Daddy Died. MI: Cranbrook Publishing, 1981.

Mellonie, Bryan and Robert Ingpen.  Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to ChildrenNew York: Bantam Books, 1983.

Miles, M.  Annie and the Old One. Boston:  Little, Brown & Company, 1971.

Moundlic, Charlotte. The Scar.  Somerville,Massachusetts:Candlewick Press, 2011.

The Dougy Center.  After a Suicide:  A Workbook for Grieving Kids.  (help@dougy.org), 2001.

Varley, Sunsa.  Badger’s Parting Gifts. New York:  Mulberry Books, 1984.

Viorst, Judith.  The Tenth Good Thing about Barney. New York: Aladdin, 1971.

 

 (reading list provided by the Montgomery Hospice Bereavement department)

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