Tag Archives: Books on Grief

Book Review: “This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss” by Thomas M. Ellis

The short book provides insightful ways to deal with loss and grief

“This Thing Called Grief” by Thomas M. Ellis is a treatise on loss and grief. It is a short yet powerful book comprised of tips and helpful ways to understand and deal with the messiness that is grief. Mr. Ellis … Continue reading

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“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

A children's book about finding your own way though the grieving process

“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” is brilliant. It’s one of those deceptively simple “children’s books” about loss and grief that is so profound, layered, and moving that it seems like it’s written as much for grieving adults … 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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Book Review: Tomorrow Comes by Donna Mebane

In Tomorrow Comes, Donna Mebane tries to make sense of the sudden death of her daughter, imagining how she spends time in heaven

The unthinkable happened to Donna Mebane: her 19 year-old daughter Emma died suddenly in her sleep. She wasn’t sick; she simply went to bed one night and never woke up. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare come true. Emma Mebane left … Continue reading

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Classic Book Review: “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

A cautionary tale of how selfish desires of power and unattained knowledge can lead to devastating consequences of death and unbearable grief

Upon my rereading of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, not so pleasant memories of cramming in-depth analyses of and composing essays in preparation for the AP English exam eight years ago came flooding back to me. As someone who would describe … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel

A fictional character takes a fantastical journey to deal with loss

Everyone confronts grief differently. We all, consciously or unconsciously, create ways to cope and continue living as we deal with loss. Usually this involves some mixture of employing defense mechanisms, taking solace in escape and eliciting help and comfort from … Continue reading

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