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Suggested reading list for grieving adults

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Jan 30, 2020

General – Understanding Grief

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One, Carol Staudacher

Good Grief, Granger Westberg

Healing after Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief, Martha Whitmore Hickman

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies, Therese Rando, Ph.D.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love, Melba Cosgrove, Harold Bloomfield and Peter McWilliams

The Courage to Grieve, Judy Tatelbaum

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses, John W. James and Russell Friedman

Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal, Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner

Death of Parent

Fatherloss, N. Chethik

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, Hope Edelman

When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent, Rebecca Abrams

Death of Spouse/Partner

Being a Widow, Lynn Caine

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies, Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Widow to Widow, Genevieve Davis Ginsburg

Widowed, Joyce Brothers, Ph.D.

Death of Child

Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child, Ellen Mitchell, Carol Barkin, Audrey Cohen, Lorenza Colletti, Barbara EisenbergBarbara Goldstein, Madeline Perri Kasden, Phyllis Levine, Ariella Long, Rita Volpe

Parental Loss of a Child, Therese Rando, Ph.D.

The Bereaved Parent, Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Sudden/Traumatic Loss

After Suicide, John H. Hewett

Living With Grief After Sudden Loss: Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Stroke, Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., ed.

No Time for Goodbyes: Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death, Janice Harris Lord

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One, Carla Fine

Standing in the Shadow of Suicide: Help and Encouragement for Suicide Survivors, June Cerza Kolf