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  • Grollman, Earl A.:  In Sickness and In Health
  • Grollman, Earl A.:  Caring and Coping When Your Loved One is Seriously Ill.  (1995)

Death and Dying:

  • Buckman, Dr. Robert:  I Don't Know What to Say. How to Help and Support
    Someone Who is Dying
  • Callahan, M, and Kelley, P.:  Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness,
    Needs and Communications of the Dying
     (1992. N.Y. Poseidon Press)
  • Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth:  To Live Until We Say Good-bye  (1992)
  • Menten, T.:   Gentle Closings: How to Say Goodbye to Someone You Love
    (1991. Running Press)

Eulogies, Condolences:

  • Zunin, Leonard M.:  Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say, What
    to Do At a Time of Loss

For Parents & Professionals:

  • Bereaved Children and Teens:  A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals  (1995)
  • Ilse, Sherokee:  Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death.  (1990)
  • Wolfelt, A.:  Healing the Bereaved Child  (1996. Companion Press, Ft. Collins, Co.)
  • Wolfelt, A.:  Healing the Grieving Heart...100 Practical Ideas for Families,
    Friend & Caregivers
  • Worden, J. William:  Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, 2nd Edition
    {For the mental health practitioner} (1991. Springer Publishing, New York)
  • Worden, J. William:   When a Parent Dies: Counseling Bereaved Children  (1995. Guilford)


  • Attig, T.:  How We Grieve {Active Coping and Relearning}  (1996. Oxford
    University Press, New York)
  • Colgrove, Melba:  How to Survive the Loss of a Love: 58 Things to Do When There
    is Nothing to be Done
  • Deits:  Life After Loss
  • Edelman, Hope:  Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss.  (1994)
  • Feentierz:  I'm Grieving as Fast as I can
  • Grollman, Earl:  Living When Someone You Love Has Died.
  • Kushner, Harold S:  When Bad Things Happen to Good People  (1989)
  • Larson, Hal:  Suddenly Single! A Lifeline for Anyone Who Has Lost a Love  (1990)
  • Lewis, C. S.:  A Grief Observed  (1961)
  • Manning, Doug:  Don't Take My Grief Away: What To Do When You Lose a
    Loved One.
  • Miller, James E.:  12 Things to Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss  (1994)
  • Rando, Therese:   Grief, Dying and Death: Clinical Intervention for Caregivers.  (1984)
  • Rando, Therese:  How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies  (1991)
  • Sanders, Catherine:  Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again.
  • Staudacher, Carol:  Beyond Grief
  • Staudacher, Carol:  Men and Grief: A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a
    Loved One.
    {A Resource for Caregivers and Mental Health Professionals} (1991)
  • Wylie, Betty Jane:  Beginnings: A Book for Widows.  (1997)
  • Wolfet, Alan:   Journey Through Grief: Reflections on Healing.  (1997. Companion
    Press, Ft. Collins, Co.)


  • Lattanzi-Licht, Marcia:  The Hospice Choice - In Pursuit of Peaceful Death
    (1998. Fireside, New York. The National Hospice Organization)
  • Ray, M. Catherine:  I'm Here to Help: A Hospice Worker's Guide to Communication
    with Dying People and Their Loved Ones.
  • Jaffe, Carolyn & Ehrlich, Carol H:  All Kinds of Love, Experiencing Hospice

Planning/Legal Issues:

  • Wolfelt, A.:  Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies - A Guide to Caregivers  
    (1994. Companion Press, Ft. Collins, Co.)

Children and Teens:

  • Buscaglia, Leo:  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf
  • Clifton, Lucille:  Everett Anderson's Goodbye  (1983)
  • DePaola, Tomie:  Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
  • Geranium Morning
  • Goldman, M. Nikki:  Teenage Suicide(1996)
  • Gootman, Marilyn E:  When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens
    About Grieving and Healing
  • Grollman, Earl:  Talking About Death: A Dialogue Between
    Parent and Child
  • Krementz, Jill:  How It Feels When a Parent Does  (1981)
  • LeShan, Eda J.:  Learning to Say Good-by: When a Parent Dies  (1976)
  • Mellonie, Bryan and Ingpen, Robert:  . Lifetimes: The Beautiful
    Way to Explain Death to Children
  • Miles, Mika:  Annie and the Old One
  • Sanford, Doris:   It Must Hurt a Lot
  • Schaefer & Lyons:  How Do I Tell the Children
  • Schwartz, Lilly:  Blow Me A Kiss
  • Simon, Norma:  The Saddest Time
  • Smith, Doris Buchanan:  A Taste of Blackberries
  • Varley, Susan:  Badger's Parting Gift
  • Viorst, Judith:   The Tenth Good Thing about Barney

Young Adults:

  • Blume, Judy:  Tiger Eyes


  • Fine, Carla:  No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide
    of a Loved One
  • Hewett, John H.:  After Suicide  (1980