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BOOK LIST FOR ALIVE ALONE MEMBERS

SUGGESTED READING FOR PARENTS NOW CHILDLESS and
AUTHORED BY BEREAVED PARENTS NOW CHILDLESS

We wish to update this list. If you know of any now childless parents who have published a book about bereavement please let us know so we can include it in this list.

 

Alive Alone

by Kay Bevington and other bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased

 

This little booklet gives you insight into coping with this unique grief experience of being now childless. Send $3.00 to Alive Alone, Inc. P.O. Box 182 Van Wert, OH 45891

But, Should the Angels Call for Him: A Mother's Journey Through Grief and Discovery

by Glenda Pearson

 

The author does a courageous job of sharing her story and how she has coped with the death of her only child. Available from www.Xlibris.com or at 888-795-4274

Creating a New Normal...After the Death of a Child

by Sandy Fox

 

This is the second of outstanding books written by Sandy. Sandy’s new book was an award winning finalist in the Health/Death and Dying category of the "Best Books 2010" awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Available through Centering Corporation 7230 Maple Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134 or visit their website at http://www.centering.org or any bookstore.

 

Crossing the Horizon

By Deanna Bailey

 

As I wrote Crossing the Horizon, the boys struggled with the very same issues I was facing.  They dealt with separation and silence in a whole new world. They struggled to communicate with me and Chris back home. They needed to find new ways to communicate safely with one another.  When they realized they couldn’t simply talk to Chris and me, they eventually found they could communicate with us in other ways.   Visit Deanna’s website at http://deannaebailey.com/books/crossing-the-horizon/

First You Die: Learn to Live after the Death of Your Child

by Marie Levine

 

Marie shares her heart-wrenching story of the death of her 22 year old son. She writes about anger and various feelings that now childless parents have and also about relationships. Available at Borders

I Have No Intention of Saying Good-Bye

by Sandy Fox

 

Sandy interviewed single parents and couples whose only child/all children have died. She also included parents with surviving children. Sandy is the mother of a deceased only child. Available through Centering Corporation 7230 Maple Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134 or visit their website at http://www.centering.org.

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE SUNRISE

by Penny Young

 

Penny takes you through the first two years of bereavement with her poetry. Ray & Penny are now childless since the death of their son, Matthew. Send a $14 check to Penny Young  921 Bliss Avenue, Clovis, CA 93611

 

MORE THAN SURVIVING

by Kelly Osmont

 

This book tells a bereaved parent how to care for oneself while one grieves. It addresses grief concerning all types of losses. Practical healing tips and specific ways grievers can prevent illnesses and isolation are discussed.

Available through Centering Corporation 7230 Maple Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134 or visit their website at http://www.centering.org.

Kellie’s Book

by Cary Gregory

 

Cary had written poetry and children’s books his entire life.  But, after his daughter, Kellie, died he began to write heartfelt poems to and about her.  His journey is expressed throughout his poetry which has been cathartic for him and the readers. Visit Amazon for Kellie’s Book.

Not So Small a Circle

by Rita Stout

 

This book is a must for now childless parents to read and add to your library. Available for $15. by writing to Rita Stout 2330 Yarrow St. Lakewood, CO. 80214 or purchasable on Amazon.com

PARTING IS NOT GOODBYE

by Kelly Osmont

 

This book gives insight into a single mother's grief. Aaron, an only child was killed when he was kicked by a horse. Kelly has generously donated this to all now childless bereaved parents who wish to have a copy of her book.

This book is available for $5.00. Send your check to Alive Alone, Inc. 1112 Champaign Drive Van Wert, OH 45891

RAINBOWS AFTER THE STORM

by Sherry Boyd Neu

 

Sherry shares her struggles and triumps after the death of her daugher, an only child. Contact Stephanie Frogge at
1-800-959-8277 or stephanie@taps.org

Sometimes I Cry In The Shower

By Glenn Kelly

 

Ron ‘Glenn’ Kelly takes us on his journey of grief when his 16 year old son, Jonathan died unexpectedly during heart surgery.  He shares his emotional, physical and spiritual journey with which everyone can relate.  It is definitely a book that bereaved fathers need to read.  Visit Amazon at for the book Sometimes I Cry In The Shower .    Also visit Grief Support for Men Press Release

WHAT CAN I SAY and DO?

Kelly Osmont

 

This is a gentle guide for anyone who wonders what to say or do for a bereaved friend, employee or relative. Priced at $4.99 plus postage and handling. Available through Centering Corporation 7230 Maple Street Omaha, Nebraska 68134 or visit their website at http://www.centering.org.

WHAT FOREVER MEANS AFTER the DEATH of a CHILD

by Kay Talbot

 

This book is written from the perspective of a bereaved parent of an only child and psychotherapist. Kay describes the trauma and multiple secondary losses experienced by bereaved parents. She provides examples of what helps and what hinders bereaved parents as their grief and loss evolve.

This book is available for $35.95 through Taylor & Francis 7625 Empire Drive Florence, KY 41042

WHEN YOUR FRIEND'S CHILD DIES: A Guide to Being a Thoughtful and Caring Friend

by Julane Grant

 

A straightforward book that gives suggestions to bereaved parents now childless. Send $6.95 + $1 S&H to Angel Hugs PO Box 843 Scappoose, OR 97056-0843 or purchase at http://www.angelabode.com/friends.html

 

BOOKS FOR DAD

 

Andy’s Mountain: Father’s Grieve Too

by Dwight L. Patton

 

Dwight Patton chronicles his journey through grief following the death of his 17-year-old son from cancer. He describes techniques for working through grief that may be helpful to bereaved fathers who cannot bring themselves to share their emotions eyeball-to-eyeball with others. Patton shares his experiences in the hope that other parents who lose their children do not have to grieve in isolation -- they can heal and life can be good again.  Visit Amazon for Andy’s Mountain: Father’s Grieve Too

Baseball Forever, A “Boy’s” Book on Grief, Loss and Healing”

by Margaret A. Grebin

 

Baseball is a universal sport, and one that Margie found to be a useful metaphor helping young boys process the thoughts/feelings associated with loss. Using the metaphor of a baseball team, Margie's book focuses on values and strengths which can be harnessed, allowing movement and transformation. The reader moves from grieving the loss of the physical presence of the loved one, into acceptance, resilience, and commemoration of them.  Visit Amazon for Baseball Forever, A “Boy’s” Book on Grief, Loss and Healing

Fathers Grieve, Too

Centering Corporation

 

For Fathers who have experienced the death of a child.  Visit Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine for Fathers Grieve, Too

Good Grief

by Granger Westberg

 

Offering timeless wisdom for all who've lost somebody or something they love, Westberg guides us through 10 stages of grief: shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and finally, acceptance. His gentle concern and acute insight will help you follow a path through small losses and overwhelming experiences.  Visit Christianbook.com for Good Grief

Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

By Kelly Farley and David DiCola

 

Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back is a collection of candid stories from grieving dads that were interviewed over a two year period. The book offers insight from fellow members of, in the haunting words of one dad, “this terrible, terrible club,” which consists of men who have experienced the death of a child. This book is a collection of survival stories by men who have survived the worst possible loss and lived to tell the tale. They are real stories that pull no punches and are told with brutal honesty. Men that have shared their deepest and darkest moments.  Visit Amazon for Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back

Heartworks – A Father’s Grief

By Jerre Peterson

 

Across the pages of this book, a father makes a courageous effort to put into print his deepest feeling regarding life. Heart Works explores the paralyzing depths of grief, the awesome power of love and the incredible light of hope.  Visit Amazon for Heartworks – A Father’s Grief

Holding Onto Love: Searching For Hope When A Child Dies

By Chuck Collins

 

Holding Onto Love blends an anguished father’s heartfelt experience with advice from respected authors to offer comfort and hope to parents reeling from the death of a child.  Visit Amazon for Holding Onto Love: Searching For Hope When A Child Dies

Into The Valley And Out Again

By Richard Elder

 

Visit Amazon for Into The Valley And Out Again

Letters To My Son, A Journey Through Grief

By Mitch Carmody

 

A moving story of love, loss and recovery that will grab your heart, nourish your soul and open your eyes. A must read for anyone who has experienced a great loss and is trying to find some path out of the darkness of their despair or to understand those that are.  Visit Amazon Letters To My Son, A Journey Through Grief

Love, Dad: Healing The Grief Of Losing A Child

By Robert Wilkinson

 

A Father's Grief is a personally moving account of a man's journey through one of the most difficult losses anyone can experience, the death of a child. It combines both self-help techniques and universal inspirational touchstones, woven together in an intimate exploration of deeper universal human issues.  Visit Amazon Love, Dad: Healing The Grief Of Losing A Child

Real Men Do Cry

By Robert Wilkinson

 

Real Men Do Cry, by former NFL quarterback Eric Hipple, is an incredible story of tragedy and triumph. After his 15-year-old son died of suicide, Eric fell into a debilitating downward spiral. Bankrupt and jailed for drunk driving, he found the strength to seek therapy for his own depression and was able to make an amazing comeback.  Visit Amazon Real Men Do Cry

Real Men Do Cry

By Robert Wilkinson

 

Real Men Do Cry, by former NFL quarterback Eric Hipple, is an incredible story of tragedy and triumph. After his 15-year-old son died of suicide, Eric fell into a debilitating downward spiral. Bankrupt and jailed for drunk driving, he found the strength to seek therapy for his own depression and was able to make an amazing comeback.  Visit Amazon Real Men Do Cry

Strong and Tender, A Guide For The Father Whose Baby Has Died

By Pat Schwiebert

 

A book especially for fathers, this is a collection of insights, helpful hints and tender thoughts to give a father strength during the dark times of grief following his baby s death.  Visit Amazon Strong and Tender, A Guide For The Father Whose Baby Has Died

Will Our Tears Ever Flow

By Ted L. Wampler

 

A father's story of Grief and Hope.  This book deals with the effects of Grief on a family suffering the loss of their young daughter.  Visit Amazon Will Our Tears Ever Flow

 

 

 


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