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Dawn's Picks

"The Courage to Grieve"

by Judy Tatelbaum

“An Excellent and tactical, valid book on all the aspects of grief and grief resolution. The courage to Grieve is written with wisdom and love, and makes people aware that every ending is also a new beginning” - Elizabeth Kulber-Ross, M.D.

"Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery"

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark

101 inspirational and comforting stories about coping with loss, regaining your strength, appreciating life, and finding new joy. 

"The Rules of Inheritance"

by Claire Bidwell Smith

A searingly honest, poignant, and poetic chronicle of loss and love, examining what it feels like to be ‘nobody’s most important person’ -Susan Shapiro, author of ‘Lighting Up' and 'Five Men Who Broke My Heart'

"The Year of Magical Thinking"

by Joan Didion

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of marriage -and love and life, in good times and bad- that will speak to anyone who has ever lost a husband or wife or child.

"The Underside of Joy"

by Sere Prince Halverson

This is a book that explores a vast gamut of emotions; love, regret, jealousy, redemption and finally, acceptance. I highly recommend it -Nancy Salmon, Kepler’s Books 

"Widow to Widow"

by Genevieve Davis Ginsberg, MS

An essential resource for a trying period of life, Widow to Widow equips you with gentle encouragement and practical strategies you need to start the path to building a new life. 

"Saturday Night Widows"

by Becky Aikman

In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, Becky Aikman- a widow too young, too modern to accept the role-forms an unlikely group with five other young widows, each seeking a way forward in a strange and disquieting world. A warm, witty, and compassionate guide on this journey, Aikman explores surprising new experiences, humor and friendship. The Saturday Night Widows band together to bring these ideas to life, striking out on ever more far-flung adventures and navigating the universal perils of finding love and meaning. 

The Widow Waltz is as smart, savvy and clear-sighted as its heroine, a woman who searches for the truth beneath her dead husband’s betrayal. Sally Koslow has written a warm and buoyant story about marriage, motherhood and second acts. - Caryn James, author of 'Glory' and 'What Caroline Knew'

"The Widow Waltz"

by Sally Koslow

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