Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Communication
As Big as it Gets: Supporting a Child when a Parent is Seriously Ill
This booklet provides a range of ideas for parents and carers so that they feel able to involve their children in what is... read more...
NewThe Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
An exquisite memoir about how to live—and love—every day with “death in the room,” from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young... read more...
Conversations on Dying: A Palliative Care Pioneer Faces His Own Death
Dr. Larry Librach was a well known  leader in the field of Palliative Care, including being the Director of the Tammy Latner... read more...
Finding Your Voice: Our Journey with Cancer Through the Health System
Patients and their families are key members of the health care team. Based on her own experience throughout her husband's... read more...
The Four Things that Matter Most: A Book About Living
Four simple phrases can help us through the unpredictability of daily life. read more...
I Don't Know What to Say, 2nd ed.
The author discusses the challenges he experienced when caring for a terminally ill family member. Very practical suggestions... read more...
The Secret C: Straight Talking About Cancer
This booklet is aimed at supporting parents or carers and encourages open communication and questions about cancer within... read more...
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine
This book presents serious illness as a drama of body, mind, and soul. In this drama symptoms and suffering cannot be separated... read more...
NewWhen Breath Becomes Air
This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young... read more...