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There are many books available on the subject of transition. Because we care, we are providing you with a review of books that we have provided to the local libraries in Annawan, Cambridge, Galva, Geneseo, and Sheffield. You may also obtain these books at you nearest library by requesting a inter-library loan if yours is not one of the libraries above. If you have questions regarding these books or books in any specific area of grief, please give us a call.


Books and Videos for Adults


LIVING WHEN A LOVED ONE HAS DIED by Earl A. Grollman

In this best-selling guide to coping with grief, easy-to-read mediations help us cope with denial, anger, loss, letting go, and moving on.


REMEMBERING WITH LOVE by E. Levand and S. Lise

These messages of hope are short, readable pages that affirm, support, and teach about loss and love.


HELPING THE GRIEVING STUDENT: A guide for Teachers by The Dougy Center

Discusses the grieving process that occurs in every age group from toddlers to teens. Each section lists common behaviors to expect and gives advice on helping each age group cope. Special focus is placed on helping school-aged children cope with death.


HOW CAN I HELP? by June Cerza Kolf

Author June Cerza Kolf offers expert advice on the grieving process. A hospice coordinator and bereavement director, Kolf shares real-life stories and walks readers through the grieving process, step-by-step.


WHY ARE THE CASSEROLES ALWAYS TUNA? by Darcie D. Simms

A loving look at the lighter side of grief that affirms the normalcy of grief again and again through laughter as well as tears.


EMPTY CRADLE, BROKEN HEART by Deborah L. Davis

Comprehensive and sensitive book showing a wide range of experiences following the death of a baby and offering ways to cope.


AFTER YOU SAY GOODBYE-When someone you love dies of AIDS by Paul Kent Froman, PH.D.

Focuses on the unique problems and emotions that affect those left behind after someone has died of AIDS. Separate sections are devoted to dealing with the individual problems of parents, lovers, and friends as they deal with fear, anger and discrimination.


SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE by Rita Robinson

No one is ever prepared for suicide, but this book can help both survivors and the general public acknowledge and cope with it.


HOW WILL I GET THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS? by James E. Miller

This book helps bereaved people get through the emotionally charged holiday season while coping with the death of a loved one. Offers twelve ideas for navigating through such periods with many specific suggestions, and includes several thoughtful, time-honored quotations.


HEAVEN'S NOT A CRYING PLACE by Joey O'Connor

This book answers some tough questions that push parents out of their comfort zones. If our children are to develop a healthy understanding of life and death, we must be willing to answer their innocent questions about eternal matters. Book and video available.


Other Books We Recommend


LOSING A PARENT by Fiona Marshall

Explores in detail the emotional impact such as depression, sibling conflict, guilt, even physical distress that a parent's death may cause.


GOODBYE MY CHILD by Sara Wheeler and Margaret Pike

A gentle guide for parents whose child has died. Helps with funeral planning, practical issues, deaths of all ages of children, men and women's grief, phases of mourning, caring for yourself and unfinished business. It does not matter if your child was the tiniest infant or one who grew to adulthood and even old age. It is the relationship with you child that forms these powerful emotions.


NOBODY'S CHILD ANYMORE -Grieving, Caring, and Comforting When Parents Die by Barbara Bartocci

Stories from the author's own experience of mourning the loss of two parents, as well as dozens of other stories. She leads us through four stages that most adults experience at some time: caring for dying parent, mourning the loss, caring for the parent left behind, and finding new meaning beyond grief.


COWBELLS AND COURAGE by Patrick W. Page

Pat Page's wife died after almost fifty years of marriage. Now he sits and talks with men about everything from dating to cooking to anger to tears. An essential for all men.

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