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Death, Grief, Bereavement

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  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing... more...

  • Tiny Beautiful Thingsby Cheryl Strayed

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills—and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar—the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the... more...

  • The Funeral Celebrant's Handbookby Barry H Young

    JoJo Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Today more than ever, personal funeral services that capture the essence of the departed person – their character, spirit and legacy – are being planned and conducted by civil celebrants in collaboration with family and friends of the deceased. With this move away from traditional funeral services, comes an increased responsibility for the... more...

  • Understanding Your Griefby Alan D. Wolfelt; John DeBerry

    Companion Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well.... more...

  • Widows Wear Stilettosby Carole Brody Fleet; Syd Harriet

    New Horizon Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Widowhood is a frightening prospect for any woman, but becoming a widow in one's forties, thirties, or twenties can be terrifying. Widows Wear Stilettos deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work. The authors also address practical... more...

  • The Journey Through Grief and Lossby Robert Zucker

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    When adults face a significant loss, they must grapple with their own profound grief, and they are often called upon to nurture and support their grieving children. This is the first book to address this very common dual grieving challenge. As a practicing psychotherapist for twenty-nine years, Robert Zucker can offer parents and other concerned readers... more...

  • What Dying People Wantby David Kuhl

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    An internationally renowned palliative care physician offers guidance on living with a terminal illness. Based on research funded by the Soros Foundation and extensive interviews with dying people. A profound and practical book about living with a terminal illness over a long period of time. It offers guidance, solace, and helpful strategies for people... more...

  • After Youby Natascha McElhone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    Natascha McElhone, star of The Truman Show and Californication, was filming in LA, seven months pregnant with her third child with her other two young children playing in the gym across the road when she got a call from a friend that would change her life forever. Her husband, Martin, the love of her life and father to her delightful children... more...

  • 'You'll Get Over It'by Virginia Ironside

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 12.68

    The death of a loved one is the most traumatic experience any of us face. No two people cope with it the same way: some cry while others remain dry-eyed; some discover growth through pain, others find arid wastes; some feel angry, others feel numb. Virginia Ironside deals with this complicated and sensitive issue with great frankness and insight, drawing... more...

  • Seize the Dayby Marie de Hennezel

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.93

    In this remarkable book psychologist Marie de Hennezel draws upon her personal experience of working with the terminally ill in a palliative care unit in Paris. Her encounters with people at the end of their life gives her a unique perspective on what life and death really mean, and her ultimate message, shared through the stories she recounts in... more...