Grief Resource Books

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

General

A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss – Sittser

Healing After Loss: Meditations – Hickman

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss – Kubler-Ross/Kessler

About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos  –  Marasco/Shuff

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss – Bonanno

Tuesdays With Morrie – Albom

Living When a Loved One Has Died – Grollman

Life Lessons – Kubler-Ross/Kessler

Loss of a Spouse

The Year of Magical Thinking – Didion

A Grief Observed – Lewis

When Your Soul Aches: Hope and Help for Women Who Have Lost their Husbands – Rabey

When A Man Faces Grief A Man You Know is Grieving – Golden/Miller

The First Snow: A Journal about a Man’s Faith-Based Journey through Grief – Ellison

Healing a Broken Heart: A Guided Journal Through the Four Seasons of Relationship Recovery – La Saulle/Kagan

Widower: When Men Are Left Alone – Campbell/Silverman

Living and Working with Bereavement: A Guide for Widowed Men and Women – Palmer/Watt

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies – Wolfelt

I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal – Feinberg

The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss and Life – Tillman

Loss of a Sibling

Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living through Grief when an Adult Brother or Sister Dies – Wray

Loss Due to Suicide

Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide – Grollman

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surving the Suicide of a Loved One  – Fine

How To Survive Your Child’s Suicide: Steps to Heal the Hurt – Lanford

Dying To Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families after a Suicide – Cobain/Larch

Loss of a Child

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From the Death of a Child – Rosof

Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional Companion for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child – Wunnenberg

How to Survive Your Child’s Suicide: Steps to Heal the Hurt – Lanford

Life After the Death of My Son: What I’m Learning – Apple

The Grieving Garden: Living With the Death of a Child  – Redfern/Gilbert

About What Was Lost: Twenty Writers on Miscarriage, Healing and Hope – Gross

I’ll Hold You in Heaven: Healing and Hope for the Parent Who has Lost a Child – Hayford

Life Love Loss: A Mother’s Worst Nightmare The Loss of a Child  – DeMatthew

Loss of a Parent

Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies – Worden

Grieving the Death of a Mother – Smith

The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father – Harris

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping With Grief  and Change After The Death of Our Parents – Levy

Father Loss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the  Deaths of Their Dads – Chethik

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

General

On Children and Death – Kubler-Ross

Explaining Death to Children – Grollman

Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child  – Grollman

I Miss You: A First Look at Death – Thomas

Help Me Say Good-bye: Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies – Silverman

Children’s Grief: A Guide for Parents – Heaney

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages – Buscaglia

Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love – Grollman

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing – Gootman

What’s Heaven? – Shriver

Balloons for Mary: A Children’s Book about Grief and Coping with Death  – Ferris

It Must Hurt A Lot: A Book About Death and Learning and Growing – Sanford

Loss of a Parent

Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement – Cobb

Grieving the Death of a Mother – Smith

Your Father’s Voice – Glick/Zegart

Loss of a Grandparent

When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief  – Ryan

When My Grandmother Went to Heaven: A Coloring Book for Children About Grief – Lightfoot

Loss of a Sibling

The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss – Devita-Raeburn

Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother – White