Books for Grieving Adults

Suggested Reading

Disclaimer: All books listed are based on a compilation of nationally recommended books. Each reader has their own unique perspective and you may find that some books resonate with you more than others. We suggest reading the descriptions and reviews found by clicking each link prior to purchase.

— Archibald, L. Finding Peace Without All The Pieces

— Cacciatore, J.  Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief

— Devine, M.  It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

— Doka, K. J. Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss

— Haley, E., & Williams, L. What’s Your Grief: Lists to Help You Though Any Loss

— Mitchell, A.  Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child

— Noel, B. & Blair, P.  I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

— Rando, T. R. How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

— Roe, G. Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse

— Roe, G. Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons

— Sprague, B. Letter to a Grieving Heart: Comfort and Hope for Those Who Hurt

— Whitmore Hickman, M.  Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

— Wolfelt, A. Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

— Wolfelt, A. Grief One Day at a Time

— Wolfelt, A. Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas

— Wray, T. J. Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief  When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

— Zenoff, N. The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies?

— Zenoff, N. When Will I Stop Hurting? Dealing with a Recent Death

Books for Parents and Caregivers

More Information

General Grief Information

Things that everyone should know when grieving the loss of a loved one or supporting someone going through the process of grief.

Children's Grief Information

Further your understanding about the ways children are different than adults in the ways they process grief and how that changes over time.

The Importance of Self-Care

Grief can be experienced in many different ways. Although there is no shortcut to healing, there are ways to take care of ourselves and help us get through each day.

Recommended Websites

This curated list of websites are those that we consider helpful resources for our own staff and the families we help. We invite you to explore these sites, with emphasis on the sections we've noted.