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Death, Grief, Bereavement

  • 1,000 Mitzvahsby Linda Cohen

    Seal Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    When her father passed away in 2006, Linda Cohen?s busy life as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur came to a screeching halt. She took a spiritual sabbatical to work through her grief, and she came out of it resolved to embark upon a project: perform one thousand acts of kindness— mitzvahs —to honor her father?s memory. 1,000 Mitzvahs shares Cohen?s... more...

  • 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Doby Kim Stafford

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers, with its intermittent celebration of “talking recklessly,? there was a code of silence about hard things: “Why tell what hurts?? As childhood... more...

  • 101 Ways You Can Helpby Liz Aleshire

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    A handbook for those who don’t know how to help their bereaved friends, coworkers, neighbors, or relatives. more...

  • 4000 Miles and After the Revolutionby Amy Herzog

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Two plays by “one of the brightest new talents in the theatre? ( New York Times ). more...

  • 5,742 daysby Anne-Marie Cockburn

    Infinite Ideas 2013; US$ 9.95

    On 20th July 2013 15-year-old Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died suddenly after swallowing half a gram of MDMA powder, more widely known as ecstasy. Within hours her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child. From an early age Anne-Marie... more...

  • About Aliceby Calvin Trillin

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.95

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's  Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin . In Calvin Trillin?s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had ?a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day? and the mother who thought that if you didn?t go to every performance of your child?s school play,... more...

  • About What Was Lostby Jessica Berger Gross

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 19.00

    In this intimate anthology, twenty writers explore the grief and sadness?and hope?that living through a miscarriage can bring. Featuring such notable writers as Pam Houston, Joyce Maynard, Caroline Leavitt, Susanna Sonnenberg, and Julianna Baggott, among many others, About What Was Lost is the only book that uses honest, eloquent, and deeply... more...

  • Adolescent Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Copingby David Balk; Charles Corr

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 75.00

    Over a decade has passed since the publication of the groundbreaking Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement. Much has transpired since then in terms of theoretical understandings, research advances, and practical experiences. The Handbook appeared in a pre-9/11 world. We know more about complicated bereavement than we did in 1996. This book explores... more...

  • Advance Care Planningby Leah Rogne; Susana McCune

    Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 65.00

    While advance directives hold a great deal of promise for ensuring self-determination and quality of life near its end, the majority of Americans face life-threatening illness without having completed effective advance care planning.. This volume recounts the history of advance directives, chronicling the evolution of an approach that initially focused... more...

  • After the Death of a Childby Ann K. Finkbeiner

    Free Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    For a parent, losing a child is the most devastating event that can occur. Most books on the subject focus on grieving and recovery, but as most parents agree, there is no recovery from such a loss. This book examines the continued love parents feel for their child and the many poignant and ingenious ways they devise to preserve the bond. Through detailed... more...