Tag Archives: Books about Loss

Children’s Book Review: “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst

A best-selling classic to help children understand loss

“The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst addresses the issue of separation by reassuring children that even though they can’t always physically be with their loved ones, there is an invisible string always connecting them to the people they love, even … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

This fictional tale delves into the pain of losing close friends

In high school, a man named Tsukuru Tazaki was once part of a loving group of five friends; suddenly, he lost them all without explanation. What follows in Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage is an exploration into … 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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How Do You Recover After the Loss of a Child? An Interview with Carol Kearns, Part One

Retired psychologist Carol Kearns talks about losing her daughter, Kristen, at age seven

Today in part one of a two-part interview, SevenPonds speaks with Carol Kearns, a retired psychologist who specialized in recent loss issues. Carol lost her own daughter, Kristen, when her daughter was seven years old, and has since dedicated her life to helping … Continue reading

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