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- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 22.99
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 possible... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 15.00
For anyone who has experienced a significant loss, this wonderfully informative and accessible book is a guide to understanding and overcoming grief. The death of someone close -- a familiy member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society unrealistically expects people to recover from grief as quickly... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 2.99
A compendium of tales of the departed. It looks at the funny side of one of life's certainties. It also provides advice on planning your big finish and how to attract the crowds at your funeral, as well as inspirational anecdotes involving extremely animals, no headstone is left unturned in the quest for hilarity. more...
- Hay House 2007; US$ 6.99
Dr. Sam Parnia faces death every day. Through his work as a critical-care doctor in a hospital emergency room, he became very interested in some of his patients accounts of the experiences that they had while clinically dead. He started to collect these stories and read all the latest research on the subject, and then he conducted his own experiments.... more...
- Companion Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Written for those times in grief when the strength to do the hard and necessary work of mourning is waning, this book contains inspiring words about finding the courage deep within to embrace the pain and go on living. Presented in a one-reading-a-day-for-a-month format, it features compassionate writings by grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt, as well... more...
- Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 15.66
Wry and poignant, this quirky novel is about resilience and defiance in the face of loss . "Dear Invisible Elaine, I know you are out there somewhere, but it would be really wonderful if I could find you." The Wedding at Bueno-Vista takes us into the world of Elaine Frobisher, a woman who makes herself invisible to those who wish her well, but... more...
- Penguin Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 14.41
A moving novel about a blind son with a love for music that surpassed sight and gave him a vision uniquely his own. A fortnight after jazz pianist Carl Tyler's funeral, his lover Tamara has one week to go before she leaves New Zealand to return to her native Chicago. His mother Nola wants to solve the mystery of her son's death, to know everything... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in our lifetimes 80 percent of us will have some up-close experience with the suicide of someone we know. And more than 20 percent of us will have a family member die by suicide. Journalist Eric Marcus knows this better than most people. In 1970, his father took his life at the age of 44.... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2006; US$ 11.95
"A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take." -Cardinal Mermillod When a mother dies, often the center of the family is gone. The holiday rituals, the special birthday celebrations for children and grandchildren--the memories are often held by the mother. A mother is a caretaker, a best friend, a source... more...