Transition Library

There are many books available on the subject of transition. Because we care, we are providing you with a review of books that we may have or may be found in your local bookstore or library. If you have questions regarding these books or books in any specific area of grief, please give us a call.

LIVING WHEN A LOVED ONE HAS DIED
By Earl A. Grollman
In this best selling guide to coping with grief, easy-to-read meditations help us cope with denial, anger, loss, letting go, and moving on.

THE FALL OF FREDDIE THE LEAF
By Dr. Leo Buscaglia
A metaphorical story of the life and death, and the changing seasons of life. With color photographs.

REMEMBERING WITH LOVE
By E. Levang and S. Lise
These messages of hope are short, readable pages that affirm, support, and teach about loss and love.

WHAT HELPED ME WHEN MY LOVED ONE DIED
By Earl A. Grollman
A collection of personal stories from people who have lost loved ones. Covers a wide range of relationships and ages.

LIFE AFTER LOSS
By Bob Deits
This is one of the wisest, most reassuring, practical, and readable guides for adults dealing with losses of all kinds.

WHEN PARENTS DIE: A Guide for Adults
By Edward Myers
Explores in detail the emotional impact-depression, sibling conflict, guilt, even physical distress- that a parent’s death may cause.

WHY ARE THE CASSEROLES ALWAYS TUNA?
By Darcie D. Sims
A loving look at the lighter side of grief that affirms the normalcy of grief again and again through laughter as well as tears.

EMPTY CRADLE, BROKEN HEART
By Deborah L. Davis
Comprehensive and sensitive book showing a wide range of experiences following the death of a baby and offering ways to cope.

RECOVERING FROM THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE TO AIDS
By Katherine Fair Donnelly
This book is filled with front-line vignettes that are revealing and compassionate. The author has accomplished something remarkable: a written support group for everyone- grieving families, friends, and caregivers.

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
By Rita Robinson
No one is ever prepared for suicide, but it is a hope to help both survivors and the general public acknowledge and cope with it.

HOLIDAY HELP
By Sherry Gibson
Offers many practical and creative ways newly bereaved people can cope with loss during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

HEAVEN’S NOT A CRYING PLACE
By Joey O’Connor
This book answers some tough questions that push us parents out of our comfort zones. If our children are to develop a healthy understanding of life and death, we must be willing to answer their innocent questions about eternal matters.

I HEARD YOUR MOMMY DIED
By Mark Scrivani
Children ages two-six can relate to this book. Children know they can cry, be sad, play, and remember Mommy. Their love never dies.

I HEARD YOUR DADDY DIED
By Mark Scrivani
Memories, keepsakes, and wearing Daddy’s T-shirts for sleeping are all encouraged. Feelings are affirmed and children know they are loved.