Grief is a normal, universal reaction to loss. You’ve suffered one – and no one else can grieve that loss for you. But Samaritan can stand with you so you don’t have to go through it alone.
We’re here to help you know what to expect from the grieving process. And to share what you have the right to ask for, and receive, from those who care about you.
This list is only a small selection of books on the subject. Please check with your local library or bookstore for additional readings. Most of the books on this list can be borrowed from your local library or through the South Jersey Regional Library inter-library loan system. The Dewey Decimal code for grief is 155.937.
Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman (1994)
The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping With Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy (1999)
When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults by Edward Myers (1997)
On Your Own: A Widow’s Passage to Emotional and Financial Well Being by Alexandra Armstrong and Mary Donohue (1996)
Widower: When Men Are Left Alone by Scott Campbell and Phyllis Silverman (1996)
I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal by Linda Feinberg (1994)
Give Sorrow Words: A Father’s Passage Through Grief by Tom Crider (1996)
Recovering from the Loss of a Child by Katherine Donnelly (1994)
After the Death of a Child: Living with the Loss Through the Years by Ann Finkbeiner (1998)
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah Davis (1996)
When A Baby Dies: Answers to Comfort Grieving Parents by Ronald Nash (1999)
A Silent Loss: Pregnancy Loss by Ingrid Kohn, Isabelle Wilkins, & Perry-Lynn Moffitt
Swallowed by a Snake by Thomas Golden (2000)
Men Coping with Grief by Dale Lund (2000)
Men Don’t Cry: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief by Kenneth Doka (1999)
The Hurry Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother (Living Out) by Clifford Chase & Wayne Koestenbaum
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son by Leroy Aarons
Gay Widowers: Life After the Death of a Partner by Michael Shernoff