This page is a work in progress……
These are books that I have read and found both informative and helpful on my own grief journey and in my professional life. This page will eventually become an annotated bibliography (giving a summary of each of the entries) so you will have more information to help you decide if you want to read one!
Autobiographies – Memoirs – Self Help
The Rules of Inheritance – Claire Bidwell Smith
After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? – Claire Bidwell Smith
Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief -Joanne Cacciatore, PH.D.
After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story -Michael Hainey
No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Love One -Carla Fine
When Breath Becomes Air -Paul Kalanithi
The Rules Do Not Apply -Ariel Levy
Slow Motion: A Memoir of A Life Rescued by Tragedy -Dani Shapiro
Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make It Meaningful -Ashely Davis Bush, LICSW
Children Helping Children with Grief: My path to Founding The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Their Families -Beverly J. Chappell
FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Deaths of Their Dads -Neil Chethik
It’s OK That You’re NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand -Megan Devine
Guiding Your Child Through Grief -Mary Ann Emsweiler, M.A.,M.P.S and James P. Emswiler, M.A., M.ED
Bereaved Children And Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals -Edited by Dr. Earl A. Grollman
The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or a Father -Maxine Harris, PH.D.
You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After the Loss of a Parent -Lynne B. Hughes, Founder, Comfort Zone Camp
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide -Kay Redfield Jamison, M.A. PH.D.
Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss -Michael F. Myers, M.D. and Carla Fine
How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies -Therese A Rando, PH.D.
Surviving Grief…And Learning To Live Again -Catherine M. Sanders, PH.D.
Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent -Donna Schuurman, PH.D.
Parental Death: The Ultimate Teen Guide -Michelle Shreeve
Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives -Phyllis Rolfe Silverman
A Parent’s Guide to Raising Grieving Children -Phyllis R. Silverman & Madelyn Kelly
FOR PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS
Adolescent Encounters with Death, Bereavement and Coping David E. Balk & Charles A. Corr, Editors
Handbook of Childhood Death And Bereavement -Charles A. Corr & Donna M. Corr, Editors
Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement -Charles A. Corr & Donna M. Corr, Editors
Living With Grief: Children and Adolescents -Hospice Foundation of America Edited by Kenneth J. Doka and Amy S. Tucci
Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs –William Feigelman, John R. Jordan, John L. McIntosh, Beverly Feigelman
Grief After Suicide; Understanding the Consequences and Caring for the Survivors Edited by John R. Jordan & John L. McIntosh
The Neglected Transition: Building A Relational Home For Children Entering Foster Care -Monique B. Mitchell
THE GROUP: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life -Donald L Rosenstein & Justin M. Yopp
Grief As A Family Process: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice -Ester R. Shapiro
Strengthening Family Resilience -Froma Walsh
Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies -J. William Worden
Mass Trauma And Violence: Helping Families and Children Cope -Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb
Helping Bereaved Children -Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb