Best Grief & Bereavement Books
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1. Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
Author: by Michelle Zauner
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A Best Book of 2021: Entertainment Weekly Good Morning America Wall Street Journal and moreFrom the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.
As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band-and meeting the man who would become her husband-her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live.
2. There's a Hole in my Bucket: A Journey of Two Brothers
Author: by Royd Tolkien
Little A (August 1, 2021)
August 1, 2021
An inspirational, life-affirming memoir from the great-grandson of J.R.R.Tolkien. Having grown up on their great-grandfather’s stories, Royd Tolkien and his brother, Mike, have always enjoyed adventures. So when Mike is diagnosed with motor neurone disease, also known as ALS, the brothers decide to use the time they have left to tick off as much as possible from Mike’s bucket list, from remote camping in Norway to travelling through Royd’s beloved New Zealand.
Yet, when Royd loses Mike, he discovers his brother had been writing another kind of bucket list: fifty things he wanted Royd to do after his death.His first task? Mike wants his mild-mannered brother to trip up on his way to the lectern to deliver his eulogy.
What follows is a set of emotionally charged tests that will push Royd firmly out of his comfort zone. This is the story of Royd’s journey to accomplish a challenging, humorous, and often heartbreaking list of unknown tasks that chart the brothers’ lives from childhood to adulthood.
3. Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero
Author: by Amanda Kloots
Harper (June 15, 2021)
Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband, Broadway star, and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, whose public battle with COVID-19 and tragic death made headlines around the world. In March 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, Amanda Kloots, believed to be a severe case of pneumonia.
Entering the hospital, they had every reason to believe that Nicka young father and otherwise healthy manwould return home. After an eventual diagnosis of COVID-19 that led to Nick’s being placed on a ventilator, Amanda took to documenting their journey on social media, showing the dangers COVID-19 posed to everyone, regardless of age.
Her updates quickly captivated millions, inspiring people around the globe to dance each day to Nick’s song Live Your Life and offer positive thoughts and prayer. When he passed away after ninety-five grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda, her infant son, Elvis, and the future COVID-19 had snatched away from them.
4. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Mitch Albom
A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of livesMaybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.
For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final class: lessons in how to live.
5. The Beauty of What Remains: How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift
Author: by Steve Leder
Avery (January 5, 2021)
The national bestseller From the author of the bestselling More Beautiful Than Before comes an inspiring book about loss based on his most popular sermon. As the senior rabbi of one of the largest synagogues in the world, Steve Leder has learned over and over again the many ways death teaches us how to live and love more deeply by showing us not only what is gone but also the beauty of what remains.
This inspiring and comforting book takes us on a journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone. Yet even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father.
It was only then that Steve Leder the son truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before. Enriched by Rabbi Leder’s irreverence, vulnerability, and wicked sense of humor, this heartfelt narrative is filled with laughter and tears, the wisdom of millennia and modernity, and, most of all, an unfolding of the profound and simple truth that in loss we gain more than we ever imagined.
6. The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
Author: by John W. James
William Morrow Paperbacks
Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness.
Drawing from their own histories as well as from others’, the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss.
New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with: Loss of faith Loss of career and financial issues Loss of health Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional homeThe Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library.
This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution.
7. Grief Day By Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss
Author: by Jan Warner
Supportive readings and exercises to help you move through life after loss, one day at a time Grief is complex; it may present itself differently on any given day. This grief recovery handbook offers daily reflections and practices that address the day-to-day emotions and experiences that accompany the grieving process so you can create a life in which peaceand even gratitudecan coexist with your grief.
Explore the stages of grief with a collection of quotes, musings, meditations, and more that are tied together by a weekly theme, allowing you to reflect on each concept in depth. Work through topics like loneliness, grief attacks, exhaustion, hope, love, and creating meaning.
You’ll find opportunities to write, draw, meditate, do breathing exercises, and more as you learn to live fully with your grief. This grief recovery handbook helps facilitate healing with: 365 Daily reflectionsFind a year’s worth of readings that can be revisited as many times as you like as you move through the grieving process.
8. Little and Often: A Memoir
Author: by Trent Preszler
A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR ()Little and Often is a beautiful memoir of grief, love, the shattered bond between a father and son, and the resurrection of a broken heart. Trent Preszler tells his story with the same level of art and craftsmanship that he brings to his boat making, and he reminds us of creativity’s power to transform and heal our lives.
This is a powerful and deeply moving book. I won’t soon forget it. Elizabeth GilbertTrent Preszler thought he was living the life he always wanted, with a job at a winery and a seaside Long Island home, when he was called back to the life he left behind.
After years of estrangement, his cancer-stricken father had invited him to South Dakota for Thanksgiving. It would be the last time he saw his father alive. Preszler’s only inheritance was a beat-up wooden toolbox that had belonged to his father, who was a cattle rancher, rodeo champion, and Vietnam War Bronze Star Medal recipient.
This family heirloom befuddled Preszler. He did not work with his handsbut maybe that was the point. In his grief, he wondered if there was still a way to understand his father, and with that came an epiphany: he would make something with his inheritance.
9. Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss
Author: by Pat Schwiebert
If you are going to buy only one book on grief, this is the one to get! It will validate your grief experience, and you can share it with your children. You can leave it on the coffee table so others will pick it up, read it, and then better appreciate your grieving time.
Grand’s Cooking Tips section at the back of the book is rich with wisdom and concrete recommendations. Better than a casserole! Hardbound; 56 full-color pages. Affirms the bereaved. Educates the un-bereaved. A building-block for children…..WINNER! Of the 2001 Theologos Book Award, presented by the Association of Theological Booksellers.
10. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (A Compassionate Grief Recovery Book)
Author: by Brook Noel
The most helpful grief book to read when you’re ready to start healing after the loss of a loved one. The grief book that just “gets it.” Whether you’re grieving the sudden loss of a loved one or helping someone else through their grief, I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to help guide you through the grieving process, from the first few weeks to the longer-term emotional and physical effects.
It then reveals some of the myths of the grieving process and what really happens as you navigate through the pain. Top-rated within grief books, topics include: Grieving the loss of a child, partner, parent, sibling, friend, or pet The physical and emotional effects of grief Navigating difficult days such as holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays Helping children cope with grief Understanding the grief recovery processWritten by two authors who have experienced it firsthand, this book has offered solace to over one-hundred fifty-thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago.
11. EVERY MOMENT HOLY, Vol. 2: DEATH, GRIEF, & HOPE
Author: by Douglas Kaine McKelvey
EVERY MOMENT HOLY, Vol. 2: DEATH, GRIEF, & HOPE, is a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving-liturgies such as “A Liturgy for the Scattering of Ashes” or “A Liturgy for the Loss of a Spouse” or “A Liturgy for the Wake of a National Tragedy” or “A Liturgy for the Weighing of Last-Stage Medical Options.” These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when, especially when, suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us.
Over 100 liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving-beautiful leather-bound hardcover-over 20 illustrations by Ned Bustard-silk bookmark-gilded edges
12. Notes on Grief
Author: by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father.”Essential.” BooklistNotes on Grief is an exquisite work of meditation, remembrance, and hope, written in the wake of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s beloved father’s death in the summer of 2020.
As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world, and kept Adichie and her family members separated from one another, her father succumbed unexpectedly to complications of kidney failure. Expanding on her original New Yorker piece, Adichie shares how this loss shook her to her core.
She writes about being one of the millions of people grieving this year; about the familial and cultural dimensions of grief and also about the loneliness and anger that are unavoidable in it. With signature precision of language, and glittering, devastating detail on the pageand never without touches of rich, honest humorAdichie weaves together her own experience of her father’s death with threads of his life story, from his remarkable survival during the Biafran war, through a long career as a statistics professor, into the days of the pandemic in which he’d stay connected with his children and grandchildren over video chat from the family home in Abba, Nigeria.
13. A Grief Observed
Author: by C. S. Lewis
June 2, 2009
A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the mad midnight moments, A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings.
14. In Case You Get Hit by a Bus: How to Organize Your Life Now for When You're Not Around Later
Author: by Abby Schneiderman
A step-by-step program for getting your life in order, so you’re prepared for the unexpected. The odds of getting hit by a bus are 495,000 to 1. But the odds that you’re going to die some day?Exactly. Even the most disorganized among us can take control of our on- and off-line details so our loved ones won’t have to scramble later.
The experts at Everplans, a leading company in digital life planning, make it possible in this essential and easy-to-follow book. Breaking the task down into three levels, from the most urgent (like granting access to passwords), to the technical (creating a manual for the systems in your home), to the nostalgic (assembling a living memory), this clear, step-by-step program not only removes the anxiety and stress from getting your life in order, it’s actually liberating.
And deeply satisfying, knowing that you’re leaving the best parting gift imaginable. When you finish this book, you will have:A system for managing all your passwords and secret codesOrganized your money and assets, bills and debtsA complete understanding of all the medical directives and legal documents you needincluding Wills, Powers of Attorney, and TrustsA plan for meaningful photos, recipes, and family heirloomsRecords of your personal history, interests, beliefs, and life lessonsAn instruction manual for your home and vehiclesYour funeral planned and obituary written (if you’re up for it)
15. What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want: From-the-Heart Estate Planning for Everyone, Whatever Your Financial Situation
Author: by Marni Jameson
You can’t take it with you, but you can ensure that what you leave behind has value and meaning. Whether you want the fruits of your life’s work to benefit your family, the environment, science, human rights, the arts, your church, or another cause dear to you, one thing is certain: It won’t happen unless you plan.
What to Do with Everything You Own to Leave the Legacy You Want is a step-by-step, DIY guide to turning your money and stuff into something meaningful that will outlast youwhether you are in the prime of life or your later years, single or partnered, have kids or not, are well-off or of modest means.
With her trademark practical wisdom, downsizing expert Marni Jameson offers plenty of comfort (and even some laughs) as she guides you through the following: Identifying whom you want to benefit from your legacyNavigating wills, trusts, and other paths to your goalsHeading off potential family conflictsMaking the best plan for your material assets This book will encourage and inspire you through every step of your final downsizing project, helping you make a positive impact on the people and causes closest to your heart.
16. Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
Author: by Joanne Cacciatore
If you love, you will grieveand nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. Dr. Cacciatore is featured in the 2021 documentary series The Me You Can’t See, from Oprah, Prince Harry, and Apple TV. Bearing the Unbearable is a Foreword INDIES Award-Winner Gold Medal for Self-Help.
When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearableespecially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, NO! With every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinearand often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should.
Organized into fifty-two short chapters, Bearing the Unbearable is a companion for life’s most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. Dr. Joanne Cacciatorebereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the fieldaccompanies us along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief.