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Reader’s Recommendations

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We asked our fans and followers on our social channels to tell us about books or podcasts they found helpful in their grieving process or that they would recommend to a friend. Here’s what they recommended:


The Five Invitations
by Frank Ostaseski 

Living On The Seabed: A Memoir of Love, Life and Survival
by Lindsay Nicholson

When Words Are Not Enough
by Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds from The Good Grief Project

With the End in Mind
by Kathryn Mannix

When Bad Things Happen in Good Bikinis: Life After Death and a Dog Called Boris
by Helen Bailey

A Heart That Works
by Rob Delaney

It’s Ok to not be Ok
by Megan Devine

The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

Whisperings of My Soul
by Fr. Sean Hyland

Pocket Irish Poetry
(including Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney)

Tell Me The Truth About Loss
by Niamh Fitzpatrick

The Complete Far Side Collection
by Gary Larson

A Grief Observed
by C.S. Lewis

Thinking Out Loud
by Rio Ferdinand

I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was
by Barbara Sher

Walk with the Weary: Lessons in Humanity in Healthcare
by by Dr M. R. Rajagopal (Pallium)

I Feel Bad About My Neck
by Nora Ephron


Half-Baked Stories About My Dead Mom episode of This American Life

Grief Works

Death Becomes Him

Shapes of Grief