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Grief – Book suggestions

Below you will find a list of suggested books that have been proposed to us by a library. It is classified by category and with this information you can purchase these books from a bookstore or on the web (Renaud-Bray.com – amazon.ca – chapters.ca - …). Please send us your comments or suggestions that might be useful to other readers. Enjoy reading.



Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities For Helping Kids Cope When A Special Person Dies

Author: Janis Silverman
Publisher: Fairview Press
ISBN: 978157749085
Date:April 25, 1999

From the Publisher : An art therapy and activity book for children coping with death. Sensitive exercises address all the questions children may have during this emotional and troubling crisis. Children are encouraged to express in pictures what they are often incapable of expressing in words.

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for kids Dealing With Loss

Author: Michaelene Mundy
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Canada
ISBN: 9780870293214
Date:September 15, 1998

From the Publisher : Sad Isn''t Bad offers children of all ages a comforting, realistic look at loss--loaded with positive, life-affirming helps for coping with loss as a child. It''s a book that promotes honest and healthy grief--and growth.n

Tear Soup: A Recipe For Healing After Loss

Author: Pat Schwiebert
ISBN: 9780961519766
Date:January 1, 1999

From the Publisher : The award-winning, bestselling children''s book is now available as a video, narrated by the nationally-known Mary McDonald-Lewis. In this modern-day fable, a woman who has suffered a terrible loss cooks up a special batch of "tear soup," blending the unique ingredients of her life into the grief process. Along the way she dispenses a recipe of sound advice for people who are in mourning or know someone who has suffered a loss. The video was created by filming the richly-illustrated pages from the book and adding narration and an original score. Together these two resources present a profound message in a sublime way for children, as well as people of all ages. The video provides a new way to offer the helpful messages of Tear Soup to those who have suffered a loss. An appendix in the book contains a helpful listing of grief support groups for a variety of situations. Grief counselors and ministers of many denominations have found Tear Soup a helpful book for those in the first stages of mourning.

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death To Young Children

Author: Doris Stickney
Publisher: Pilgrim Press
ISBN: 9780829816242
Date:January 31, 2004

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When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn To Cope With Grief

Author: Marge Heegard
Publisher: Woodland Press
ISBN: 9780962050206
Date:June 25, 1988

From the Publisher : A practical format for allowing children to understand the concept of death and develop coping skills for life.


Coping When Your Spouse Dies

Author: Medard Laz
Publisher: Liguori Publications
ISBN: 9780764802263
Date:January 3, 1998

From the Publisher : "Coping When Your Spouse Dies" helps readers realize that, while you can't bring back a spouse who died, you can face your grief in a series of stages which lead toward personal healing. The author advises those trying to cope with a loss not to bury their feelings, but rather to go through the pain of death and look toward the new life God has provided.80 pages; Paperback

Im Grieving As Fast As I Can

Author: Linda Feinberg
ISBN: 9780882820958
Date:June 1, 1994

From the Publisher : Highlighting the special circumstances of facing an untimely death.

Nobody’s Child Anymore: Grieving, Caring And Comforting When Parents Die

Author: Barbara Bartocci
Publisher:Sorin Books
ISBN: 9781893732216
Date:October 1, 2000

From the Publisher : As longevity expands so too does the reality that increasing numbers of people become nobody''s child anymore. Unlike most books on grieving the loss of a parent, Barbara Bartocci takes a comprehensive approach from caring for a dying parent through finding new meaning beyond grief. Barbara Bartocci, who has lost both of her parents, speaks from experience and offers poignant vignettes approaching hard questions with compassion and a wealth of practical wisdom. Nobody''s Child Anymore is an immensely helpful and comforting resource for anyone caring for a dying parent, mourning the loss, caring for the remaining parent and seeking new meaning beyond grief.

What Helped Me When My Loved One Died

Author: Earl A. Grollman
Publisher:Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807032299
Date:January 4, 1982

From the Publisher : Collected here are the personal stories of many who have mourned the death of a beloved. The contributors are people from all walks of life: parents, wives, husbands, children, and friends who have lost loved ones to accidents, long illness, suicide, sudden infant death syndrome, and war.

Life after Suicide: A Ray of Hope

Author: E. Betsy Ross
Publisher:Lynn Publications
ISBN: 9780306456305
Date:January 8, 1997

From the Publisher : Beginning with her own story of coping with her husband's suicide, Eleanora Betsy Ross takes the reader beyond the silence and shame often associated with suicide and shatters some of the most pervasive myths surrounding this common tragedy. By examining the dynamics of after-suicide bereavement and using dozens of real-life case histories, After Suicide offers hope for the survivors and helps them maintain their sanity and poise during this most difficult time. Backed by years of research and the author's extensive work with survivors and support groups, this book is a valuable guide to coping with a suicide for both survivors and those who work with them. Capped by a comprehensive resource guide, After Suicide stands as an important resource for anyone who has to deal with this loss.

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780743266291
Date:June 5, 2007

From the Publisher : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross''s On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Before her own death in 2004, she and David Kessler completed On Grief and Grieving, which looks at the way we experience the process of grief. Just as On Death and Dying taught us the five stages of death -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the grieving process and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, including sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, isolation, and healing.

Angel Baby: a Journal of Healing After the Loss of an Unborn, Born Still, Or Newborn Child

Author: Carey Knifong
ISBN: 9781413747911
Date:January 1, 2005

From the Publisher : Angel Baby was written to give comfort to mothers who have tragically lost their babies to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. It is an open-ended journal guiding the bereaved mother along the journey of healing. It includes information about the grief process, sentence starters to assist the grieving mother in writing her thoughts, and a dialogue sharing both the author's thoughts and letters to her Angel Baby. The author offers these glimpses into her own experiences to help validate the grieving mother's feelings and to help her understand the vast array of emotions she is feeling. In addition, topics such as keepsakes, dealing with others, returning to work, handling holidays, spirituality, the marital relationship, siblings' grief, and the grandparents' reaction are addressed. The journal concludes by encouraging the mother to recount her pregnancy memories and to record how she has integrated her experiences into her life.

The Death Of A Child: Reflections For Grieving Parents

Author: Elaine E. Stillwell
Publisher:Acta Publications
ISBN: 9780879462604
Date:January 31, 2004

From the Publisher : The Death of a Child is filled with stories of people who have lost a child and how they dealt with the reality of that event. This collection of life-giving lessons touches on a wide range of emotions and situations that parents may encounter after the death of their child.


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