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- Free Press 2006; US$ 14.00
The Montgomerys of Framingham, Massachusetts, are among the last of a dying breed -- New England WASPs who effortlessly combine repression, flamboyant eccentricity, and alcoholism. Fragmented by drink and dysfunction, the family had avoided assembling under one roof for more than a decade. But when Big Dad, the patriarch, was diagnosed with stomach... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
?Grieving is as natural as breathing, for if we have lived and loved, surely we will grieve. . . .? Nancy Cobb meets death in the most vital of places?in the lives of everyday people?and in doing so has found a way to infuse this darkest subject with light. Her candor and refreshing perspective make the deaths of those she has loved?and death itself?a... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2008; US$ 8.99
On the afternoon when Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos? farmhouse, he kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares their child, Paolo?a young boy who will claim this as the day on which he was born. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile. Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
?Perfect is boring.? Well, 1983 certainly wasn?t boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome father?s mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mother?s cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy proceedings, the four Welch siblings managed to handle each new heartbreaking misfortune in the same way they... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
A pet . . . a friend . . . or a relative dies, and it must be explained to a child. This sensitive book is a useful tool in explaining to children that death is a part of life and that, eventually, all living things reach the end of their own special lifetimes. more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 65.00
This book combines a theoretical understanding of death anxiety with narratives recounting the life experiences of many individuals to illustrate how people can use an awareness of death to enhance their lives. The book discusses defensive reactions to death anxiety, and offers guidelines to health practitioners on how to help clients overcome their... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
'He passed away', 'She's gone', 'He died'... As anyone who has ever lost a loved one will know, the wording doesn't affect the meaning. Nothing can shield you or prepare you for the brutal reality and crippling pain of a death and its repercussions. Kate Boydell was widowed at the age of 33. She felt that her life had lost its... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00
In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99
"My son's illness is eight years old and has no name. It started when he was fourteen. He is now twenty-two. It is taking away his ability to walk and to reason. It is getting worse, some years more rapidly than others." These words begin the first section of Blue Peninsula , a narrative of a son's degenerative illness in thirty-three parts... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99
In 2003, Pat Tillman, serving in the US Army, hastily wrote a "just in case" letter to his wife, Marie. When he returned on leave before his departure to Afghanistan, he placed the letter on top of their bedroom dresser. For months it sat there, sealed and ever-present, like a black hole through which Marie knew her stable life would be pulled if she... more...