Adult Grief

Resources for locating books:
Center for Loss and Life Transition
Abe’s Books (out of print books)**


General Grief Information
~ Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving: How to Care for and Support the Grieving Heart by Gary Roe
~ The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last by Meryl Ain
~ Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive by Allison Gilbert
~ Threads of Hope: An Offering for Those Who Grieve by Beth Rotondo
~ In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living by Nancy Howard Cobb
~ Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times by Rabbi David J. Wolpe
~ Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum
~ More Than Surviving by Kelly Osmont
~ The Wilderness of Grief by Alan Wolfelt
~ Don‘t Take My Grief Away: How to Walk Through Grief and Learn to Live Again by Doug Manning
~ When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
~ Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
~ Living When a Loved One Has Died by Earl Grollman
~ Living with Loss, Healing with Hope: A Jewish Perspective by Earl Grollman
~ The Good Grief Devotional: 52 Weeks Toward Hope by Pastor Brent D. Christianson
~ Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss by Ken Doka
~ Speaking In Tears: The Poetry In Grief by Grace Andren
~ It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

Spouses in Grief
~ Widowed by Dr. Joyce Brothers
~ Military Widow: A Survival Guide by Joanne Steen Wood
~ The Day My Husband Left by Nisha Leonard (single parent)
~ Reflections of a Grieving Spouse: The Unexpected Journey from Loss to Renewed Hope by H. Norman Wright
~ Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse by Gary Roe
~ Comfort for the Grieving Spouse’s Heart: Hope and Healing After Losing Your Partner by Gary Roe
~ Widowed Without Warning by Joanne Shortley-Lalonde
~ I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal by Linda Feinberg
Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief by Tom Zuba

Bereaved Adult Children
~ Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents by Allison Gilbert
~ When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults by Edward Myers
~ Never the Same: Coming  to Terms with the Death of a Parent by Donna Schuurman (loss of a parent as a young child)

Bereaved Adult Siblings
~ Letters to Sara: The Agony of Adult Sibling Loss by Anne McCurry
~An Empty Chair: Living in the Wake of a Sibling’s Suicide by Sara Swan Miller
~Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling by Michelle Linn-Gust

Survivors of Suicide
~ Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope by Albert Hsu  (father’s death)
~ After Suicide: A Ray of Hope for Those Left Behind by E. Betsy Ross (husband’s death)
**This is Survivable – When Someone You Love Completes Suicide by Sondra Sexton-Jones (husband’s death)
~ Before Their Time by Mary & Maureen Stimming (adult children’s experiences of parental suicide)
~ The Empty Chair–The Journey of Grief after Suicide by Beryl S. Glover (brother and daughter)
~ A Message of Hope by Pat Overley (son’s death by suicide)
~ Someone I Love Died by Suicide by Doreen Cammarata (helping children cope with a loved one’s death)
~ After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Loss by Bob Baugher, Ph.D. and Jack Jordan, Ph.D.
~ An Empty Chair: Living in the Wake of a Sibling’s Suicide by Sara Swan Miller
~ After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth (explaining suicide to children and teens)
~ After a Suicide Death by The Dougy Center (an Activity Book for Grieving Kids)
~ But I Didn’t Say Goodbye by Barbara Rubel (helping children and families after a suicide)

Survivors of Homicide
~Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America by Tom Diaz (the story of Lonnie and Sandy Phillip’s daughter, Jessica, who was one of twelve people killed in a movie theater. Visit their website Survivors Empowered. Lonnie and Sandy travel the country helping survivors and their families cope.

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