Suggested Reading

For those not interested in groups, or prefer their own reading, there are numerous books about grief and dying at all major book stores and public libraries. Some are age specific and others are loss specific (i.e. loss of a spouse, parent, child, etc.) We encourage you to seek these resources if you feel the need.

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A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

This is a literary piece composed by writer C.S. Lewis after the death of his wife. He goes through a myriad of emotions, questioning the role of God and his own religious beliefs.

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On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

On Kubler-Ross’s deathbed, she works with friend David Kessler to compose a book that helps to understand her own dying and grieving process.

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Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen and Taylor Bills

Tear Soup is the story of Grandy, who has just suffered a big loss in her life. She blends emotions and memories into Tear Soup as a way to work thru the healing and grieving process.

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The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: 20th Aniversary Edition by Leo Buscaglia

On Kubler-Ross’s deathbed, she works with friend David Kessler to compose a book that helps to understand her own dying and grieving process.

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I Wasn’t Ready to Say Good-bye by Brook Noel and Pamela Blair

Coping and healing after the sudden death of a loved one.

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Living with Grief by Hospice Foundation of America and Kenneth Doka

Coping and healing after the death of a love one from Alzheimer’s.

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Getting to the Other Side of Grief by Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge

This is a book on the death of a spouse.

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Silent Grief: Miscarriage-Child Loss by Clara Hinton

In Silent Grief, author Clara Hinton knows what she’s talking about. Experiencing the heartbreak of child loss firsthand, she tackles this universal tragedy by talking with women and men who have dealt with miscarriage.

 

Suggested Reading for Children/Teenagers

 

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The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

This is a story of a young man who must deal with the death of his parents. His trials and tribulations with magic help him as he encounters death, grief and fear along with adventure.