Grief Library

I wish I could have a cozy little library with big comfy chairs, a crackling fire place, and all the hot cocoa, tea, and coffee a person could want. The library would be filled with books on grief: books to learn about grief and stories that help you feel less alone. Since that’s not reality, here’s a non-exhaustive list of the books I would include:

The AfterGrief by Hope Edelman

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

The Cure for Sorrow by Jan Richardson

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler

A Grief Disguised by Jerry Sittser

Grief is Love by Marisa Renee Lee

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss by Dr Alan Wolfelt

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

Harry’s Trees by Jon Cohen

A Hole in the World by Amanda Held Opelt

Hope: A User’s Manual by MaryAnn McKibben Dana

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

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngoni Adichie

Try Softer by Aundi Kolber

Understanding Your Grief by Dr Alan Wolfelt

Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss by Shelby Forsythia

Are there any books you would add?

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  1. Kathee Merrill on March 8, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    A book I was recently recommended: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegrop – a beautifulguide to the ar of lamenting. Very helpful.

  2. Kathee Merrill on March 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    A book I was recently recommended: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegrop – a beautiful guide to the art of lamenting. Very helpful.

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