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Below are books which are specific to the grief process or memoirs that deal with spousal loss. They can all be ordered on or Barnes and Noble.

Books About Grief and Loss

The Other Side of Sadness – What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss, George Bonanno

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye – Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of A Loved One, Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D.

On Grief and Grieving – Finding The Meaning of Grief Through The Five Stages of Loss, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler

Widow to Widow – Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life, Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S.

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

The After Journey – Getting Through The First Year, Laurie-Ann Weis

I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can – How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope And Heal, Linda Feinberg

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, Mary Ann Emswiler, M.A., M.P.S. & James P. Emswiler, M.A., M.ED.

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

The Next Place, Warren Hanson

Healing After Loss - Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief , Martha Whitmore Hickman

Companion Through the Darkness, Stephanie Ericsson

The Empty Chair: Handling Grief on Holidays and Special Occasions, Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. DeVries

Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses, Alanon Family Groups (grief related to substane abuse)


Saturday Night Widows Club: The Story of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives, Becky Aikman

Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir, Tre Miller Rodriguez

Believe – A Young Widow’s Journey Through Brokenness and Back, Jennifer Silvera

Two Chai Day – One Widow’s Story About Living Beyond Grief, Irene McGoldrick

Two Kisses for Maddy – A Memoir of Loss and Love, Matt Logelin

The Alchemy of Loss, Abigail Carter

What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love, Carole Radziwill

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

A Widow's Story: A Memoir, Joyce Carol Oates