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Suggested Reading List

General Loss

Season of Solace: Reflection on Grief by Benjamin Allen and Rachel Flower
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Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
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Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert
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Resilient Grieving by Lucy Hone and Karen Reivich
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Heart: Broken Open by Kristine Carlson
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Jesus Always by Sarah Young
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How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Dr. Therese Rando
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Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet Kumar
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The Next Place by Warren Hanson
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Grief Books For Children

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
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The Fall Of Freddie The Leaf by Leo Buscaglia
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When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide To Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
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The Next Place by Warren Hanson
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Sudden Loss

I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping, and Healing After The Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Neal and Pamela Blair
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Bearing The Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore
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Pregnancy Loss

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy after Loss by Alexis Chute
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Child Loss

A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel
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The Voice of an Angel: A Mother's Guide to Grief and How to Thrive After Loss by Marcy Stone
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Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Hickman
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You Are The Mother Of All Mothers by A. Miller
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Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
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Out of the Ashe: Healing in the After Loss by Benjamin Allen
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion
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Free To Grieve: A Mother’s Memoir in Black and White by Teleah Scott
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Young Widow

Crazy Courage: A Young Widows Survival Guide by Samantha Light-Gallagher
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The Irreverent Widow by Sandi Amorello
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Saturday Night Widows by Becky Aikman
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Widows Wear Stilettos by Carole Brody Fleet and Syd Harriet
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Loss of a Parent

The Orphaned Adult by Alexander Levy
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Book on Dying

Final Gifts by Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley
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Suicide

Be Gentle With Me... I’m Grieving by Robin Chodak
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The Empty Chair by Susan ZonnebeltSmeenge
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Andrew, You Died Too Soon: A Family Experience of Grieving and Living Again by Corinne Chilstrom
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After a Parent’s Suicide: Helping Children Heal by Margo Requarth
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Parents of Grieving Children

A Parent's Guide to Raising Grieving Children by Phyllis Silverman
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Teens and Loss

Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
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Straight Talk About Death For Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love by Earl Grollman 
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Grief of a Sibling

Healing the Adult Siblings Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother Or Sister Dies by Alan Wolfelt 
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The Empty Room:Understanding Sibling Loss by Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn
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Spouse Loss

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
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Second Firsts by Christina Rasmussen
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Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
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Its Ok That You’re Not Ok by Megan Devine
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The Owl at the Window by Carl Gorham
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Why Not Me? By Barbara Want

Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies by Marta Felber
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Inside the Broken Heart By Julie Yarbough
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Brave in a New World by Yvonne Broady
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Happily Even After by Carole Brody Fleet
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The Tender Scar by Richard Mabry
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Widow To Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
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Twenty-Eight Snow Angels by Diane Dettman 
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Heartbroken: Healing From The Loss of a Spouse by Gary Roe
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Suddenly Solo by Harold Spielman and Marc Silbert
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The Group by Donald Rosenstein and Justin Yopp
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Fictional Books on Grief

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
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For One More Day by Mitch Albom
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The Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
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