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The Book Shelf
Our members know first hand of the tragic loss experienced after a sudden death.
We hope the books suggested here will be helpful to those dealing with the pain of grief.

We also encourage you to seek out other available resources such as CD's, books on tape, relaxation therapy tapes, videos, etc..  These resources can bring you comfort, peace, insight and information.  It is important that you take care of yourself  by reaching out for the resources available locally or via the Internet.  A wide variety of grief resources can also be ordered from www.centering.org or by calling 402-553-1200 for a Centering catalog.  NADA/F members should ask for free shipping on their first order from the Centering Corporation.

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Akner, Lois; How To Survive the Loss of A Parent--A Guide for Adults
Quill Publishing, 1994;  ISBN: 0688137911

Bartocci, Barbara; Nobody's Child Anymore : Grieving, Caring and Comforting When Parents Die   Sorin Books; 2000; ISBN: 1893732215

Bernstein, Dr. Judith; When the Bough Breaks Forever:  After the Death of a Son or Daughter
Kansas City, MO;  Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1997;  ISBN: 0836252829

Braiker, Harriet B., PH.D.; The September 11 Syndrome: Seven Steps to Getting a Grip in Uncertain Times; McGraw-Hill Trade; 1st edition (May 22, 2002); ISBN: 007140077X

Bridges, William; The Way of Transition:  Embracing Lifeís Most Difficult Moments
Perseus Books, 2000;  ISBN: 0738204102

Brooks, Jane; Midlife Orphan:  Facing Lifeís Changes Now that Your Parents Are Gone
Berkley Books, 1999;  ISBN: 0425166937

Brothers, Dr. Joyce; Widowed; Ballentine Books, 1992;  ISBN: 0345374002

Chetnik, Neil;  Fatherloss; Hyperion, 2001;  ISBN: 0786865326

Colgrove, M. & H. H. Bloomfield; How to Survive the Loss of a Love; Los Angeles: 
Prelude Press, 1991;  ISBN: 0553014811

Doka, Kenneth; Living With Grief After Sudden Loss : Suicide/Homicide/Accident/Heart Attack/Stroke; Taylor & Francis; 1996; ISBN: 156032578X 

Doka, Kenneth (Editor); Living With Grief : Children, Adolescents, and Loss; Hospice Foundation of America, Jack D. Gordon; 2000; ISBN: 1893349012 

Doka, Kenneth; Children Mourning, Mourning Children; Hemisphere Pub; 1995; ISBN: 1560324473 

Dougy Center Staff (Editor),35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child; 1999; The Dougy Center for Grieving Children; ISBN: 189053403X     www.dougy.org

Edelman, Hope; Motherless Daughters:  The Legacy of Loss; Delta Publishing, 1995;
ISBN: 0385314388

Fitzgerald, Helen; The Mourning Handbook:  A Complete Guide for the Bereaved
Simon & Schuster, 1994;  ISBN: 0671869728 

Fitzgerald, Helen; The Grieving Teen:  A Guide for Teenagers & Their Friends
Simon & Schuster, 2000;  ISBN: 0684868040

Gambill, Andrea (editor); Food for the Soul:  A "Best of Bereavement" Poetry Collection
Colorado Springs, CO:  Bereavement Publishing Inc, 1997;  ISBN: 0962716510

Ginsburg, Genevieve Davis; Widow To Widow: Thoughtful Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life; Fisher Books, 1999; IBSN: 1555612261

Grollman, Earl; Living When a Loved One has Died; Boston:  Beacon Press, 1995;
ISBN: 0807027197

Harris, Jill Werman, editor; Remembrances and Celebrations:  A Book of Eulogies,  Elegies, Letters and Epitaphs; New York:  Vintage Books, 2000;  ISBN: 0375701257

Knapp, Ronald J.; Beyond Endurance:  When a Child Dies; NY:  Schocken Books, 1986;
ISBN: 0805208232

Kubler-Ross, Dr. Elizabeth; On Death and Dying; NY:  Macmillan, 1997;  ISBN: 0684839385

Kubler-Ross, Dr. Elizabeth; The Wheel of Life:  A Memoir of Living and Dying; NY: 
Touchstone Books, 1998;  ISBN: 0684846314

Kushner, Harold; When Bad Things Happen to Good People; Avon Books, 1994;
ISBN: 0380603926 

Levine, Stephen; Healing Into Life and Death; Anchor Books, 1989;  ISBN: 0829019677

Levy, Alexander; The Orphaned Adult:  Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents; Reading, MA:  Perseus Press, 1999;  ISBN: 0738203610

Levy, Naomi; To Begin Again:  The Journey Toward Comfort, Strength, and Faith in Difficult Times; Ballantine books (Trd. Pup.)  1999;  ISBN: 0345413830

Lewis, C. S.; A Grief Observed; Bantam Books, 1983;  ISBN: 0553274864

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow; Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead : Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1929-1932; Harvest Books; Reissue March 1993;   ISBN: 0156421836

McCracken, Anne & Mary Semel; A Broken Heart Still Beats; Hazelden Publications, 2000;
ISBN: 1568385560

Mehren, Elizabeth; After the Darkest Hour, The Sun Will Shine Again:  A Parentís Guide to Coping with the Loss of a Child; NY:  Fireside, 1997;  ISBN: 0684811707

Prend, Ashley Davis; Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief & How to Make it Meaningful; Berkley Books, 1997;  ISBN: 042515775X

Rando, Therese A. (editor); Parental Loss of a Child; Champaign IL:  Research Press, 1986; 
ISBN: 0878222812

Rando, Therese A.; Treatment of Complicated Mourning; Champaign IL:  Research Press, 1993;
ISBN: 0878223290

Rando, Therese A.; Grieving:  How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies; NY: 
Lexington Books, 1988;  ISBN: 0669170216

Sanders, Dr. Catherine M.; Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again; John Wiley & Sons, 1992; ISBN: 0471534714

Sanders, Dr. Catherine M.; How to Survive the Loss of a Child:  Filling The Emptiness & Rebuilding Your Life; Prima Publishing, 1998;  ISBN: 0761512896

Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff;  The Bereaved Parent; Viking Press, 1978;  ISBN: 0140050434

Schreiber, Le Anne; Light Years:  A Memoir; NY:  Doubleday, 1997;  ISBN: 0385489439

Shriver, Maria;  What's Heaven?; Golden books, 1999;  ISBN: 0307440435

Staudacher, Carol; A Time To Grieve:  Meditations for Healing After the Death of A Loved One; San Francisco:  Harper, 1994;  ISBN: 0062508458

Tatelbaum, Judy; The Courage to Grieve; Harper & Row, 1984;  ISBN: 0060911859 

Walton, Charlie; When There Are No Words:  Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief
Ventura, CA:  Pathfinder Publishing, 1996;  ISBN: 0934793573

Wolfelt, Dr. Alan; The Journey Through Grief:  Reflections on Healing; Companion Press, 1997;  ISBN: 1879651114   www.centerforloss.com

Wolfelt, Dr. Alan; Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Kids, Companion Press, 2000; ISBN: 187965119X   www.centerforloss.com

Woodson, Meg; Making It Through the Toughest Days of Grief:  Anniversaries, Holidays, and Other Landmark Days; NY:  Harper Paperbacks, 1994;  ISBN: 0061043648

This bibliography is limited and does not contain all the books available on bereavement.  You are encouraged to search through other book sites or at your local library to find information on the books listed here or other excellent books that are available.  NADA/F welcomes resource suggestions.

Compiled by:  Maureen Dobert
Board Liaison - CT-43
E-mail:  Kenmoe60@aol.com
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