Tag Archives: Books about grief

Book Review: “Sugar Cookies and a Nightmare” by Carol Kearns, Ph.D.

A mother recounts her 30-year journey through grief and loss

When Carol Kearns lost her 7-year-old daughter Kristen to a rogue wave in 1976, she thought her life had come to an end. Lost in a haze of grief and despair, she spent the next 10 days praying for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Fatherless Daughter Project: Understanding Our Losses and Reclaiming Our Lives”

A book for women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment

Building on interviews with more than 5,000 women who have lost their fathers due to death, divorce, neglect or abandonment, authors Denna Babul, R.N., and Karin Luise, Ph.D. examine the effects of that very particular loss in their moving book … Continue reading

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Book Review: “I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye” by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D

Two women describe their experiences of losing loved ones to unexpected death

Originally published in 2000 and updated in 2008, “I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye” is a book about coping with and healing after the sudden death of someone you love. It is written by two survivors of sudden loss: Brook … Continue reading

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”The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing,” Edited by Kevin Young

A collection of powerful poems focused about loss and healing from loss

“The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing” is a collection of 150 poems on the heartbreaking, confusing, universal and inevitable experience of mourning, compiled by American poet and Emory University professor Kevin Young. It is a rarity in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

With a storyline that intertwines grief and joy, life and death, this book brims with emotion

When I first read The Dogs of Babel, I was probably a bit too young to fully appreciate the nuanced balance of grief and joy presented by author Carolyn Parkhurst. But I recently picked the book up again, and was … Continue reading

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Death, Society and the Human Experience

Robert J Kastenbaum's landmark text on the sociology of death and dying

Robert J Kastenbaum’s Death, Society, and the Human Experience is an almost 500 page text divided into 15 chapters that intends to “contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society.” … Continue reading

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