Grief Books

Written by

Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Written by

Ronald Alexander

Written By


Written By

Rachel Kodanaz

Written by

Alan D Wolfelt PhD

Written by

Eben Alexander

Written By

Lilly Julien

Written By

Mitch Carmody

Other Books You May Find Valuable

“The Blessing of a Broken Heart” and “The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration” by Sherry Mandell

“Rock On: Mining for Joy in the Deep River of Sibling Grief” by Susan E Casey

“Giving Hope: Conversations with Children about Illness, Death, and Loss” by Elena Lister, MD and Michael Schwartzman, PhD

“Celebration of Sisters: It Is Never Too Late To Grieve” by Judy Lipson

“Harnessing Grief:  A Mother’s Quest for Meaning and Miracles” by Maria Kefalas

“The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion,” by Christopher Gerner

“Resilient,” by Rick Hanson

“Forgiveness is a Choice,” by Robert D. Enright

“Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss”

“It’s OK That You’re Not OK (Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand)” by Megan Devine”

“Bearing the Unbearable (Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief)” by Joanne Cacciatore

“Time and Tide: An Atlas for the Grieving” by Denise Thompson-Slaughter

“The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss” by George A. Bonanno Ph.D.

A list of 18 books to help grieving children and teens heal

“Where Do Things Go When They Die?” by CDK

“Stillborn Still Loved” by Hailey Ricks

Books by acclaimed author Kathy Eldon

“The Grief Recovery Handbook” by Russell Friedman and John W. James

“The Grievers Group” by Richard Wiley

“The Gift of Grief” by Dr. Ajita Robinson

You Are the Mother of All Mothers – A Message of Hope for the Grieving Heart by Angela Miller

The Gift of the Ladybug by Carole Mac

Note: Listing of books does not imply an endorsement by COPE and is included to provide sources of useful information for bereaved families.


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