Books for You

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


~ Children Die, Too by Joy and Marv Johnson
~ Dear Parents: Letters to Bereaved Parents by Joy Johnson
~ Recovering from the Loss of a Child by Katherine Donnelly
~ The Bereaved Parent by Harriett Sarnoff-Schiff
~ For Better or Worse by Maribeth Wilder Doerr (a handbook for couples whose child has died)
~ Single Parent Grief by Sherokee Ilse
~ Lessons by Susan Abbott (terminal illness death)
~ Remember Lee by Linda Musser (auto accident death)
~ Never Too Old for a Lullaby by Juanita White (death of an adult child)
~ Momma Mockingbird by Sauni Wood (death of an adult child)
~When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton (two sons/accident)

Pre-Natal Losses
~ Miscarriage by Centering Corporation
~ Miscarriage: A Man’s Book by Rick Wheat
~ All Seasons Pass by Martha Manning (grieving a miscarriage)
~ Ectopic Pregnancy Centering Corporation

Infant Death
~ Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L. Davis (miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death)
~ Life Touches Life by Lorraine Ash (stillbirth)
~ A Guide for Fathers: When a Baby Dies by Tim Nelson
~ Healing Together by Marcie Lister and Sandra Lowell (for couples whose baby died)

Death of an Only Child or All Children
~ Alive Alone by Kay Bevington (booklet and newsletter)
~ Alive Alone (This is an excellent website)
~ First You Die: Learn to Live After The Death Of Your Child by Marie Levine
~ Parting Is Not Goodbye by Kelly Osmont (teen accident)

Multiple Child Death
~ Permission to Mourn by Tom Zuba (two children and his wife)
Becoming Radiant: A New Way to Do Life following the “death” of a beloved by Tom Zuba
~ Roses in December by Marilyn Willett Heavilin

Grieving Dads
~ Grieving Dads to the Brink and Back by Kelly Farley
~ Grieving Dads website 
~When There Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief by Charlie Walton (two sons/accident)

~ 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.
~ No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger, and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Lord
~ Just Us: Overcoming and Understanding Homicidal Loss and Grief by Wanda Henry-Jenkins
~ What to Do When the Police Leave: A Guide to the First Days of Traumatic Loss by Bill Jenkins & Patricia Cornwell

~ Artful Grief: A Diary of Healing by Sharon Strouse (teen daughter suicide)
~ The Empty Chair–The Journey Of Grief After Suicide by Beryl S. Glover (son and brother suicides)
~ His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina by Danielle Steel (her son’s death by suicide)
~ A Message of Hope by Pat Overley (son’s death by suicide)
~ Leaving the Hall Light On, A Mother’s Memoir of Living with Her Son’s Bipolar Disorder and Surviving His Suicide by Madeline Sharples
~ Real Men Do Cry by Eric Hipple (A Quarterback’s Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss) (son’s suicide)
~ Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Loss of a Child to Suicide or Drugs by William Feigelman, John Jordan, John McIntosh, and Beverly Feigelman
The Reason – Hope and Help for Those Who Grieve by Sally Grablick (son’s suicide)
~ Once the Storm is Over: From Grieving to Healing After the Suicide of My Daughter by Nina Bingham
~ My Uncle Keith Died by Carol Loehr (offers hope and practical ways to explain suicide to children)

Grandparent’s Grief
~ For Bereaved Grandparents by Margaret Gerner
~ When a Grandchild Dies by Nadine Galinsky
~ Grieving Grandparents by Sherokee Ilse and Lori Leininger (after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death)

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