Books for Every Loss

By: Therese Barrett
Friday, August 14, 2020

James Reid Funeral Home Lending Library 

We have books for everyone in our lending library. We will highlight some periodically to introduce you to them and help you to find something that might be of interest to you. You are welcome to come and browse our library. Our loan period is three months. If you have read any of the books mentioned, please feel free to make a comment so others may benefit from your thoughts. 


In My Thoughts: Barbara Klich (Bereaved Families of Ontario, Metropolitan Toronto) 

If you have suffered the loss of a child Barbara’s book might be of interest to you. Barbara suffered the loss of her 10 year old son, Teddy, when he was killed in an accident on his way to band practice. This is a story of personal tragedy and a labour of love to give direction to those grieving the loss of a child. 



Widow to Widow: Genevieve Davis Ginsburg M.S 

(We have several copies if you would like to read and discuss with other widow friends) 

In this remarkably useful guide, widow, author, and therapist Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers fellow widows--as well as their family and friends--sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband. From learning to travel and eat alone to creating new routines to surviving the holidays and anniversaries that reopen emotional wounds, Ginsburg give guidance on: 

Dealing with anger and guilt 

Maintaining family relationships 

Dating after widowhood 

Handling money 

Responding to others' support 

And more 

Widow to Widow walks readers through the challenges of widowhood and encourages them on their path to building a new life. 



The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers & Their Friends: Helen Fitzgerald 

In this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counsellor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives teens the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. 

The author addresses the emotions and experiences teens might face including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school and moving forward with their lives. 

Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone. 



How to go on Living When Someone You Love Dies: Therese A Rando, Ph.D 

Whether the death was sudden of expected, from accident, illness, suicide, homicide, or natural causes, Dr. Rando will help you learn to: 

Understand and resolve your grief. 

Talk to children about death. 

Resolve unfinished business. 

Take care of yourself. 

Accept the help and support of others. 

Get through holidays and other difficult times of the year. 

Plan funerals and personal bereavement rituals. 

There is no way around the pain of loss, but there is a way through it. Dr.  Rando offers the solace, comfort, and guidance to help you accept your loss and move into your new life without forgetting your treasured past. 


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