Reading list for grieving families
General loss books
Fitzgerald, Helen. The Mourning Handbook. New York: Fireside, 1995.
Hickman, Martha. Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief. New York: Avon Books, 1994.
Kumar, Sameet. Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2005
Neimeyer, Robert. Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping. Center for the Study of Loss and Transition, 2006.
Rando, Therese. How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies. New York: Bantam Books, 1998.
Rich, Phil. The Healing Journey Through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and Recovery. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff. Living Through Mourning. New York: Viking, 1984.
Schwiebert, Pat and DeKlyen, Chuck. Tear Soup. Portland: Millcross Litho, 2001.
Tatelbaum, Judy. The Courage to Grieve: Creative Living, Recovery and Growth through Grief. New York: Lippincott and Crowell, l980.
Westberg, Granger. Good Grief, 1961.
Wolfelt, Alan. Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas. Companion Press, 2001.
Books for grieving parents
Bernstein, Judith R. When the Bough Breaks: Forever after the death of a Son or Daughter. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Pub., 1997.
Blank, Jeanne Webster. The Death of an Adult Child: A Book for and About Bereaved Parents. New York: Baywood Publ. Co., Inc., 1997.
Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff. The Bereaved Parent. New York: Crown Publ., 1977.
Floyd, Gregory. A Grief Unveiled: One Father’s Journey through the Death of a Child. Paraclete Press, 1999. (This book is written from a Christian view.)
Books for adult children who have lost a parent
Chethik, Neil. Father Loss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Term with the Deaths of Their Dads. New York: Hyperion, 2001.
Edelman, Hope. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss. Redding, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1994.
Levy, Alexander. The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change after the Death of Our Parents. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Perseus Publishing, 1999.
Books about loss of a spouse or partner
Brumett, Heinlein and Tibbals, eds. When a Lifemate Dies: Stories of Love, Loss, and Healing. Minneapolis: Fairview Press, 1997.
Caine, Lynn. Widow. New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1974.
Carrington, Patricia and Julia Collins, Claudia Gerbasi, Ann Haynes. Love You, Mean It! New York: Hyperion, 2006.
Didion, Joan. The Year of Magical Thinking. Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Golden, T. Swallowed by a Snake; The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing. Golden Healing Pub. 1997.
Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed. London: Farber & Faber, 1961.
Neeld, Elizabeth Harper. Seven Choices. New York: Warner Books, 2003.
Shernoff, Michael. Gay Widowers: Life after the Death of a Partner. Harrington Park Press, 1997.
Silverman P; Scott C. Widower: When Men Are Left Alone. Baywood Publishing Co., 1996.
Whipple, Vicky. Lesbian Widows: Invisible Grief. Harrington Park Press, 2006.
Books for grieving parents to help grieving kids
Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Child: a Parent’s Guide. New York: Fireside, 1992
Goldman, Linda. Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death: What Children Need to Know.Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009.
Goldman, Linda. Life and Loss: a Guide to Help Grieving Children. Philadelphia: Accelerated Development. 2000.
Kroen, William C. Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1996.
Books for grieving teens
Bode, Janet. Death is Hard to Live With: Teenagers Talk About How They Cope with Loss. New York: Bantam Doubleday, 1993.
Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. New York: Fireside, 2000.
Grollman, Earl A. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.
Hipp, Earl. Help for the Hard Times: Getting Through Loss. MN: Hazelden, 1995.
Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When A Parent Dies. New York: Knopf, 1991.
Books for grieving children
Brown, Laurene Krasny, and Marc Brown. When Dinosaurs Die. New York: Little Brown & Company, 1995.
Clifton, Lucille. Everett Anderson’s Goodbye. New York: Holt, 1983.
Fassler, Joan. My Grandpa Died Today. New York: Human Sciences Press, 1971.
Fox, Mem. Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge. New York: Kane Miller, 1985.
Hesse, Karen. Poppy’s Chair. New York: Scholastic. 1993.
Holmes, Margaret M. A Terrible Thing Happened. Washington, DC: Magination, 2000.
Greenlee, Sharon. When Someone Dies. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1992.
Hammond, Janice M. When My Mommy Died and When My Daddy Died. MI: Cranbrook Publishing, 1981.
Mellonie, Bryan and Robert Ingpen. Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. New York: Bantam Books, 1983.
Miles, M. Annie and the Old One. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1971.
Moundlic, Charlotte. The Scar. Somerville,Massachusetts:Candlewick Press, 2011.
The Dougy Center. After a Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids. ([email protected]), 2001.
Varley, Sunsa. Badger’s Parting Gifts. New York: Mulberry Books, 1984.
Viorst, Judith. The Tenth Good Thing about Barney. New York: Aladdin, 1971.
(reading list provided by the Montgomery Hospice Bereavement department)