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  • Recovering from the Loss of a Siblingby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 6.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families When a brother or sister dies, surviving siblings often receive little support or recognition of their pain. But their grief is real, and there is a way to recover from it. Through intimate, true stories and interviews... more...

  • The Good Deathby Sandra Martin

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 21.99

    The Good Death is a clarion call to boomers, many of whom are confronting their own mortality, inviting them to initiate a national debate about our ultimate and universal experience: death. Choice about how we die is as pressing today as abortion was in the 1970s and 1980s. It is the final campaign for a generation which fought for reproductive... more...

  • The Good Deathby Sandra Martin

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; Not Available

    The Good Death is a clarion call to boomers, many of whom are confronting their own mortality, inviting them to initiate a national debate about our ultimate and universal experience: death. Choice about how we die is as pressing today as abortion was in the 1970s and 1980s. It is the final campaign for a generation which fought for reproductive... more...

  • The Good Deathby Sandra Martin

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; Not Available

    The Good Death is a clarion call to boomers, many of whom are confronting their own mortality, inviting them to initiate a national debate about our ultimate and universal experience: death. Choice about how we die is as pressing today as abortion was in the 1970s and 1980s. It is the final campaign for a generation which fought for reproductive... more...

  • Rain on a Strange Roofby Jan Whitt

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 44.99

    A scholar of Southern literature and culture, Jan Whitt has written a personal narrative about adoption, childhood abuse, and fifty years of searching for her family in rural Appalachia. This book unflinchingly explores death and loss at the same time that it celebrates the transformative power of love and literature. more...

  • The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Deadby David Shields

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers?from Lucretius... more...

  • Young People Living With Cancerby Anne Grinyer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Presents an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer. This book provides contextual and statistical information on the incidence of cancer in young adults. This book is useful for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer and support workers in the health services. more...

  • Death's Dominionby Simon Woods

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book looks at death and the issues and ethical dilemmas faced at the end of life. It addresses the central issues in the field such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide, terminal sedation and CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) and palliative care. The author also speculated about how things might develop... more...

  • Rest in Peaceby Gary Laderman

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...

  • On Bereavementby J.A. Walter

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00

    Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. It applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. It is useful for students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. more...