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Death & Grieving

This is a special collection of materials donated by The Baldwin Library Collection of the Hospice of the Western Reserve. There are books for adults and children that deal with death and/or grieving in a variety of circumstances. This is a sampling of the materials on these topics in Madison Public Library’s collection. Please see the library staff for assistance finding books that fit your needs.

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese A. Rando “The most comprehensive, insightful and helpful volume on loss and survival.”Cover image for

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher  “A helpful guide for those who have been forced to face the death of someone they love – permission-giving and validating.”

When Your Spouse Dies: A Concise and Practical Source of Help and Advice by Cathleen L. Curry  “Practical guideposts for getting through the first year”

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman

Respecting Diversity: A Guide for Addressing the Unique End-of-Life Beliefs and Cultural Perspectives of Our Patients and Their Families from Hospice of Cincinnati. A concise summary of the end-of-life traditions, protocols and religious beliefs of a variety of cultures.

For Children

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories by Audrey Penn, Illustrated by Barbara L. Gibson

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When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laura Krasny Brown and Marc Brown