Grief/Bereavement

Edelman, H. (2006). Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss (2nd Edition.) Based on hundreds of interviews, this book looks a mother’s death shapes a woman’s identity and affects her other relationships.Talks about understanding grief as a journey and reclaiming a sense of both autonomy and connection.

Gootman, M.E. (2005). When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Revised &Updated Edition). This simple question and answer book provides compassion for teens/young adults who have lost a friend. Includes a forward by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

Kushner, H. S. (1981). When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Written by a rabbi, discusses human suffering from a non-denominational religious perspective.

Mark, J. & Ammerman, K. (1996). Help During Grief: Hope for the Hurting. Shares personal stories from each of the authors as a means to describe the slow process of healing and offer support.

Smith, H.I. (2001,2007). ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping. An A-Z book offering simple, practical advice and support regarding how to live with grief on a day-to-day basis.

Staudacher, C. (1987). Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One. Reviews the stages of grief and describes specific strategies for coping. Also addresses specific types of loss (spouse, parent, child, accidental death, suicide, etc.) and includes quotes from grief survivors. (1)

Stearns, A. K. (1984). Living Through Personal Crisis. Deals with all types of grief and loss,
borrowing concepts from other books on the subject. Addresses guilt, physical symptoms, self-care, and readjustment; also includes commonly asked questions about crisis.

Westberg, G. E. (1962). Good Grief. This books reviews the stages of grief and offers support from the perspective of a Lutheran minister/medical school professor. Working Through Grief: Self Care Handbook. Contains educational information about grief/loss and provides worksheets for coping with feelings, healing, and moving on.