1. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye : Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel, Pamela D. Blair

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Paperback - 304 pages

I Wasn't Ready to Say Good-bye is the first book to devote all its pages to the unique challenges of sudden loss, written by two women who have walked the path. They cover such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, when a body isn't found, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide, depression and many others.

2. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

by Sogyal Rinpoche, et al

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Paperback - 425 pages

A discussion of the age-old Buddhist teachings on which the classic Tibetan Book of the Dead is based examines the possibility for healing that can occur when people begin to view death as another chapter of life.

3. Motherless Daughters : The Legacy of Loss

by Hope Edelman

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Paperback - 324 pages

This groundbreaking book interweaves the author's own story with those of hundreds of women across the U.S. Their words express how growing up without a mother continues to affect their relationships with others and themselves.

4. On Death and Dying

by Elisabeth, Md. Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth Kbler-Ross

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Paperback - 286 pages

In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

5. Final Gifts : Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

by Maggie Callanan, Patricia Kelley

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Paperback - 239 pages

Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, this book shows readers how to help the dying person live fully to the very end.

6. The Grief Recovery Handbook : The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses

by John W. James, Russell Friedman

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Paperback - 173 pages

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on your capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories, as well as from others, the authors illustrate what grief is and how it is possible to recover and regain energy and spontaneity.

7. Necessary Losses : The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow

by Judith Viorst

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Paperback - 447 pages

The only book to examine loss as a necessary experience for personal growth, "Necessary Loss" takes readers through the typical moments of loss throughout life--from maternal separation to shifting friendships, from divorce to old age. First published in 1986, this life-affirming, life-changing, and timeless book is filled with wise and witty insights into how we all must adjust to the changes that are an inevitable part of life.

8. How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies

by Therese, A., Ph.D. Rando

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Paperback - 338 pages

Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss And Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.

9. A Grief Observed

by C. S. Lewis, Chad Walsh (Afterword)

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Paperback - 151 pages

Written in moments of sadness and longing after his wife's death, C. S. Lewis's A Grief Observed is an honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith. This elegant trade paperback edition of Lewis's classic summons those who grieve to honest mourning and courageous hope.

10. Grace Disguised, A

by Gerald L. Sittser

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Hardcover - 192 pages

Responding to loss as a way to greater depth, compassion, joy, and appreciation of simple blessings. In the face of grief, Gerald Sittser offers what Philip Yancey has called "a testimony of lavish hope, one that should encourage anyone’s flagging faith."