Often, those who are grieving receive insufficient assistance from friends, family and society. It is important to have additional resources during this traumatic time.

Suggested Reading List

We at Hospice of Northwest Ohio recommend the following books, which provide information and insight on a wide variety of topics related to death, dying, grief and loss.

For Adults:

  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illnesses
    By Joanne Lynn, M.D. and Joan Harrold, M.D.
  • Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life
    By Ira Byock, M.D.
  • The Best Care Possible: A Physicians's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
    By Ira Byock, M.D.
  • Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying
    By Christine Longaker
  • Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Individuals, Families and Caregivers
    By K.J. Doka
  • The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers
    By Paula Derr and Maria Meyer
  • All Kinds of Love: Experiencing Hospice
    By Carolyn Jaffe and Carol Ehrlich
  • The Good Death
    By M. Webb
  • The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death
    By M.E. Lattanzi-Licht
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
    By Mitch Albom
  • She Came to Live Out Loud
    By M. MacPherson
  • Fading Away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness
    By B. Davies, et al
  • The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying
    By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Final Gifts
    By Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
  • Final Choices – Seeking the Good Death
    By Michael Vitez
  • The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying
    By L.A. DeSpelder and A.L. Strickland
  • Midlife Orphan – Facing Life’s Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone
    By Jane Brooks
  • The Orphaned Adult – Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
    By Alexander Levy
  • Life After Loss: A Personal Guide for Dealing with Death, Divorce, Job Change and Relocation
    By Robert Deits
  • How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
    By Therese Rando
  • Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make It Meaningful
    By A. D. Prend
  • Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life After a Loved One Dies
    By J. Miller
  • The Orphaned Adult
    By Marc Angel
  • Swallowed By a Snake – The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing
    By Thomas Golden
  • Heaven is for Real
    By Todd Burpo
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven: My True Story
    By Don Piper
  • Into the Shadows: How to Help Your Seriously Ill Adult Child
    By Patricia Ringos Beach and Beth E. White

For Children and Teens:

  • How to Help Children Through...
    By Kathleen McCue, M.S., C.C.L.S.
  • "Why Do People Die?" Helping Your Child Understand – With Love and Illustrations
    By Cynthia MacGregor
  • Little Tree
    By Joyce Mills, Ph.D.
  • Gentle Willow
    By Joyce Mills, Ph.D.
  • What’s Heaven?
    By Maria Shriver
  • Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals
    By Earl Grollman
  • Helping Children Cope with Grief
    By Alan Wolfelt
  • Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love
    By Earl Grollman
  • Lifetimes
    By M. Bryan and R. Ingpen
  • Love You, Teddy: A Tail of Loss and Hope
    By Virginia Ulch
  • Who WIll Feed My Goldfish?
    By Denien Vittorio Wilde