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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Personal stories
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...
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 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...
Help Me I Hurt
Using the Three R’s, realize, recognize, and rebuild the authors present a manner for navigating the process of grief. read more...
I Can’t Stop Crying: Grief and Recovery, A Compassionate Guide
“This book looks at how being bereaved affects relationships with family and friends, lifestyle, work habits, and hopes for... read more...
"I don't have time for this": A compassionate guide to caring for your parents and yourself.
As well known palliative care physician, Ira Byock, notes "the author deftly melds personal and professional experience to... read more...
The Last Lecture
This book captures the humor, inspiration and intelligence of the last lecture delivered by Randy Pausch, a computer science... read more...
The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me
A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others. read more...
The Private Worlds of Dying Children
Stories of dying children and how they cope with illness. read more...
When Autumn Comes: Creating Compassionate Care for the Dying
Based on her years of experience as a hospice volunteer, the author offers practical advice and thoughtful reflection on... read more...