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- 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...
- Companion Press 2007; US$ 12.95
Based on the author's previous guides to a 10-touchstone method of grief therapy, this book takes an inspirational approach to the material, presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief—and likening the death of a loved one to the experience of being wrenched from normal life and dropped down in the middle of nowhere. Feeling... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 15.34
'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...
- Scribner 2011; US$ 15.00
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose books on death and dying have sold in the millions, now offers an extraordinary visual record of her work. Through the brilliant photographs of Mal Warshaw, To Live Until We Say Good-Bye gives a gripping, intimate view of Dr. Kübler-Ross's counseling work with terminally ill patients as she brings them to an acceptance... more...
- Scribner 2011; US$ 14.95
The companion guide to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous workshops on death and dying This remarkable guide to coping with death and dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's realization that she could help larger numbers of terminally ill people directly by meeting with them in groups. The first such meeting in 1970 led to hundreds more throughout... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 21.90
We have a word, orphan, to describe someone who has lost their parents; but there's no word for parents who have lost their child. There is only grief. It is an unnamed, unspoken tragedy that touches all families in some way. Few of us realise that one in four pregnancies results in a loss; that the line between immense heartbreak and the greatest... more...