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  • The Tyrantby Jacques Chessex; Martin Sokolinsky

    Bitter Lemon Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    Semi-autobiographical, and Chessex?s bestselling novel to date, The Tyrant describes a tyrannical father?s destruction of a young teacher?s life. more...

  • The Reckoningby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2014; US$ 1.99

    First published in The New Yorker , ?Solomon tells the story of Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter. Read it?it?s moving, brave and just profoundly human and sad....There aren?t any answers. And that?s what makes this all so impossible, and Solomon?s journalism so essential? (Salon.com). ?Both parents loved Adam.... more...

  • Silence Of The Heartby David Frith

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 25.58

    Cricket has an alarming suicide rate. Among Test-match players for England and several other countries it is far above the national average for all sports and there have been numerous instances at other levels of the game. For thirty years cricket author David Frith has collected data on this sad subject. SILENCE OF THE HEART: Cricket Suicides is his... more...

  • Cliffs of Despairby Tom Hunt

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95

    Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England?a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...

  • Mirrors of Mortality (Routledge Revivals)by Joachim Whaley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind?s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. The essays establish that... more...

  • Nothing Was the Sameby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and codirector of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, as well as Exuberance... more...

  • No Time to Say Goodbyeby Carla Fine

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.95

    "I wish had the comfort and wisdom of this book. It might have eased the pain of over thirty years," --Gerry Spence, auhtor of The Making of a Country Lawyer and How to Argue and Win Every Time "Full of stories. Stories of pain and heartache. Stories of courage and inspiration. I know of no other work on this subject that is so comprehensive and... more...

  • On Grief and Grievingby Elisabeth Kübler-Ross; David Kessler

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On... more...

  • Suicideby Emile Durkheim

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 110.00

    There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What... more...

  • Quality of Mercyby Ross Anderson

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 20.90

    Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Irene Anderson was determined to die with dignity. 1071 days later, her husband Ross fulfilled her wish, helping her to end her life with total disregard for the criminal implications. more...