Suggested Reading

Here is a list of books on various loss topics that you may find helpful.

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

by Therese Rando | Lexington Books

How to Survive the Loss of a Love

by Peter McWilliams, Melba Colgrove and Harold Bloomfield | Prelude Press

Living Through Mourning

by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff | Penguin Books

FatherLoss; How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads

by Neil Chethik | Hyperion Press

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart; 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies

by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD | Companion Press

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies?

by Trevor Romain | Free Spirit Publishing | (Note: Written for children; appropriate for everyone)

Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times

by Rabbi David Wolpe | Riverhead Books

Tear Soup:  A Recipe for Healing After Loss

by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen | Grief Watch

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

by Michael Rosen | Candlewick

Hope, Make, Heal:  20 Crafts to Mend the Heart

by Maya Pagan Donenfeld | Roost Books

For Children

What is Death?

by Etan Boritzer | Veronica Lane Books

Our Special Garden:  Understanding Cremation

by Karen L. Carney| Dragonfly Publishing

Tell Me Papa:  A Family Book About Children’s Questions About Death and Funerals

by Dr. Marvin Johnson & Joy Johnson| Center for Thanatology Research

The Big Chair:  A Story of Grief and Discovery

by Beth Rotondo| Stillpoint Press

For Understanding Children and Their Grief

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child

by The Dougy Center

The Grieving Child: A Parents Guide

by Helen Fitzgerald| Touchstone

Helping Children Cope  with the Loss of a Loved One:  A Guide for Grownups (also available in Spanish)

by William C. Kroen, PhD| Free Spirit Publishing

Coping with the Death of a Child

How to Survive the Loss of a Child

by C.M. Sanders| Harmony

How to Survive the Worst That Can Happen: A Parent’s Step by Step Guide to Healing After the Loss of a Child

by Sandy Peckinpah| Balboa Press

For Suicide

After Suicide

by John H. Hewett| Westminster John Knox Press