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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Emotions
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...
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
Using a Buddhist approach to death, the author affirms that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help... read more...
The 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...
Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
This book follows patients and their loved ones on a path that brings them into a kind of underworld of experience that has... read more...
The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying
This book offers insights and anecdotal stories about how humor can be present and also embraced in difficult times, particularly... read more...
Death: The Final Stage of Growth
Dr. Kubler-Ross provides answers to questions about Death and dying. She includes the viewpoints of ministers, rabbis, doctors,... read more...
Deconstruction/Reconstruction: A grief journal for teens
The Dougy Center's first journal specially created for grieving teens.   Whether a teen has experienced the death of a parent,... read more...
Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved
Kate Bowler is a professor at Duke Divinity School with a modest Christian upbringing, but she specializes in the study of... 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...
The Girls in the Front Row: exploring the impact of losing a mother young
"The Girls in the Front Row" explores the experiences of fourteen women, aged sixteen to ninety, who have all lost their... read more...