Grief Support Suggested Reading List- Adults

Adult Books on Grief and Loss

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.

On Life after Death, revised
Author: Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
In this collection of inspirational essays, internationally known author Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross draws on her in-depth research of more than 20,000 people who had near-death experiences, revealing the afterlife as a return to wholeness of spirit. With frank and compassionate advice for those dealing with terminal illness or the death of a loved one,
On Life after Death offers a compelling message of hope to the living, so that they may grow stronger from tragedy and live life to the fullest.

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.


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