Grief Support Suggested Reading List- Adults

Adult Books on Grief and Loss

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Healing Your Traumatized Heart:  100 practical ideas after someone you love dies a sudden, violent death
Author:  Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D
For those who grieve after a homicide, suicide or accidental death

Healing A Child’s Grieving Heart:  100 Practical Ideas for families, friends and caregivers
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D

Grief One Day at a Time
Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
365 meditations to help after loss

Healing Grief, Finding Peace
Author: Dr. Louise E. Lagrand
101 Ways to Cope with the death of your loved one.

I Can’t Stop Crying: Grief & Recovery.   A Compassionate Guide
Author: John D. Martin
With humanity and understanding, this compassionate guide helps readers navigate through one of life’s most difficult experiences, come to terms with loss, and take steps toward rebuilding life without the one who is gone.

I Never Know What to Say: How to Help Your Family and Friends Cope with Tragedy
Author:  Nina Hermann Donnelley

 Helping Grieving People: When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook for Care Providers
Author:   J. Shep Jeffreys
A handbook for care providers who provide service, support and counseling to those grieving death, illness, and other losses. This book is also an excellent text for academic courses as well as for staff development training. The author addresses grief as it affects a variety of relationships and discusses different intervention and support strategies, always cognizant of individual and cultural differences in the expression and treatment of grief.
Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family
Author: Monica McGoldrick
Chapters by leading authorities reveal how the family response to loss affects all members and their relationships across the life cycle and the generations. New chapters address such topics as spirituality, gender issues, suicide and other traumatic deaths, unacknowledged and stigmatized losses, and resilience-based approaches to family and community recovery from major disaster

The Year of Magical Thinking
Author:  Joan Didion
Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.