• Newly Bereaved,
  • Bereaved Adults
  • Books for Grieving Parents/Guardians

    Riley Children's Grief Team

    The Riley Children’s Health Bereavement Team has created a list of books that may be helpful throughout your grief journey.

    • Cacciatore, J. (2017). Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief. United States: Wisdom Publications.

    • Zenoff, N. (2017). The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies?. United States: Hachette Books.

    • DiCola, D., Farley, K. (2012). Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. United States: Grieving Dads LLC.

    • Behrndt, L. (2016). On Coming Alive: Journaling Through Grief: 100 Prompts to Guide You from Darkness to Light. (n.p.): CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

    • Devine, M. (2017). It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand. United States: Sounds True.

    • Warner, J. (2018). Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss. United States: Callisto Media Incorporated.

    • Wolfelt, A. D. (2002). Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies. United States: Companion Press.

    • Greene, J. (2019). Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir. United States: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

    • Samuel, J. (2018). Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death, and Surviving. United States: Scribner.

    • Rentzenbrink, C. (2015). The Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister. United Kingdom: Pan Macmillan.

    • Rentzenbrink, C. (2017). A Manual for Heartache. United Kingdom: Pan Macmillan.

    • What God Is Honored Here? Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color. (2019). United States: University of Minnesota Press.

    • DIARY OF A BROKEN MIND: A Mother’s Story, a Son’s Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind. (2020). (n.p.): Beach Glass Books.