Books about grief


I know this isn't a fun list but I know that when I was grieving the death of my mum I was desperately trying to find books that would help me so I want to share these here in the hope that it will help someone else when they need it. Some of these books are fiction and touch on death in a way that offered some comfort to me, others are biographies by people who have themselves lost a loved one, and finally some are non-fiction books that have been written to help with aspects of grief. I would say that Past Caring is a brilliant resource for anyone who has been a carer for a loved one who has died. Motherless Daughters is specifically about women coming to terms with losing their mums but would be of benefit to anyone who has lost a parent. I hope this list is helpful.
04/11/15 I've amended my list to add Katy Hogan's Out of the Darkness to it, I've just read this recently and it was such a moving, and ultimately healing novel. I highly recommend it.

  • Out of the darkness: A tale of love, loss and life after death

  • The Year of Magical Thinking

  • The Long Goodbye: A Memoir By Meghan O'rourke (Apr 14, 2011)

  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss, 20th Anniversary Edition

  • A Grief Observed

  • Past Caring

  • Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving Hold Fast and Let Go

  • The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister

  • The End of Your Life Book Club

  • Wave

  • If the Spirit Moves You: Life and Love after Death

  • A Very Easy Death (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

  • Through a Glass, Darkly

  • The Snow Child: A Novel

  • The Truth About Forever

  • After You'd Gone

  • The Lovely Bones