Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief

A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss
By Emily Thiroux Threatt

Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss (A Grief Recovery Handbook) by Emily Thiroux Threatt is a handy manual for readers who are grieving and have experienced loss and...

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How I Lost my Mother

A story of life, care and dying
By Leslie Swartz

How I Lost my Mother is about Leslie Swartz’s mother’s life and death and explores his conflicted relationship with her and so ultimately becomes a journey of self-discovery. He recounts Elsie’s difficult childhood in a struggling Jewish immigrant family in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and eventually...

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Blindsided

Essays from the Only Black Woman in the Room
By Dawn Downey

Reading a little like a biography of many but a memoir of one, Blindsided is a powerful collection of essays reflecting on past events and their emotional, psychological, and intellectual impact on author Dawn Downey. But, after the striking opening chapter, readers will quickly see...

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In Search of the Owl

A father's death begins a quest for a deeper understanding...of life.
By Jean E Sidinger

A memoir that deals with profound loss, Jean E. Sidinger’s In Search of the Owl reveals how the author finds renewal through the wonders of nature that she keenly observes together with her late father, ecologist Levi L. Mohler. As this story opens with Sidinger...

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So You Have a Disease

Devotions and Stories to Restore Hope
By Beth Praed

Beth Praed is a delightful writer and So You Have a Disease gives encouragement, insight, inspiration, and hope. She has MS. Notice I said, she has MS. MS does not have her. There is a big difference between having a disease and a disease having...

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Take My Hand

Two best friends, two sons fighting for their lives, one true story about motherhood, grief and hope
By Kerry Fisher, Pat Sowa

Take My Hand by Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa is the poignant story of the two authors who have been the best of friends since they met at university. This book will provide comfort and companionship to anyone who is going through difficult times. The...

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I Know You By Heart

Navigating the Dementia Journey
By Angie Swetland

I Know You by Heart: Navigating the Dementia Journey by Angie Swetland is both an informative and inspirational book that explores Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia from an angle I have not read in any related books. Using stories, practical examples, and real-life situations, the author...

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Broken Open

A Mother's Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness
By Maureen Towns

Broken Open: A Mother's Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness by Maureen Towns is the heartrending story of the author who shares her journey and lessons she learned taking care of three of her four children that had mental health issues or...

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How to Rob a Bank in Drag

A True Story of ODD LGBT Issues
By Dawn Lawson

How to Rob a Bank in Drag: A True Story of ODD LGBT Issues by Dawn Lawson is the tale of one woman’s progression from being a 14-year-old runaway from an emotionally battered childhood to where, at the age of 53, as a recovering drug...

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When You Have to Say Goodbye...

By Penny Steinke

When You Have to Say Goodbye by Penny Steinke is a poignant book that chronicles the author's grief and coming to terms with the loss of her mom. Penny shows how she put down her thoughts on paper and how journaling her sorrow actually helped...

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