Death

The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham

The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham

Where is Heaven? How do we know there is life after death? What do you say to someone who doesn't believe in Heaven? All good questions, which the inexhaustible evangelist Billy Graham has answered over the course of his long life. In this brand-new, beautifully-packaged little book are gathered--and edited--the answers to these and many other questions on the topic of death and Heaven.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

In the dark of night, a monster approaches Conor’s bedroom window. The massive, human-like gnarl of branches with its thunderous voice fails to frighten the boy. You see, Conor has already glimpsed the source of his personal terror. It lives in his nightmares.

A Monster Calls was written after Patrick Ness used outlines and ideas from the British writer Siobhan Dowd, a Carnegie Medal-winning author who died of cancer in 2007. The final product is a taut, suspenseful reflection on losing a loved one, accompanied by the message to be honest with one’s self.

End of the Line

By Angela Cerrito

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In the prison-like school that is his last chance, thirteen-year-old Robbie tries to recover from events that brought him there, including his uncle's war injuries and the death of a classmate who may have been his friend.

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

By Mitch Albom

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"Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class:' lessons in how to live."

Also available in large print and on audio.

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

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A few of the chapter titles will tell you more about this book than we can: A Head is a Terrible Thing to Waste; The Cadaver That Joined the Army; and Out of the Fire, into the Compost Bin. Need we say more????

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When the Bough Breaks: Forever after the Death of a Son or Daughter

By Judith R. Bernstein

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Author Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D., speaks from the dual perspectives of bereaved parent and psychologist. She weaves keen psychological insight with the voices of parents to achieve a book that is at once heartbreaking and heartwarming.
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As Much Time As It Takes: a Guide for the Bereaved, Their Family and Their Friends

By Martin J. Keogh

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As a guide from a grieving person's viewpoint, As Much Time As It Takes helps to navigate with sensitivity through awkward moments of comforting those mourning the loss of a loved one. It articulates the overwhelming waves of grieving emotions, and assists friends of the grieving to avoid clichés and find the right words at the right time.
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Good Grief: Healing through the Shadow of Loss

By Deborah Morris Coryell

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In this compassionate guide, the author gives inspiring examples of how embracing our losses allows us to awaken our most profound connections to other people.
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The Five Ways We Grieve: Finding Your Personal Path to Healing after the Death of a Loved One

By Susan A. Berger

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In this new approach to understanding the impact of grief, Susan A. Berger goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief . She offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways, or types, of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss.
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When Parents Die: Learning To Live with the Loss of a Parent

By Rebecca Abrams

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The author covers the continuing importance of the deceased parent in one's life, the critical role played by the surviving parent, and the experiences of younger children, as well as the impact of other types of loss like divorce and adoption.
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