Books Written by People Widowed in this Way
This collection of books were written by a person whose loved one experienced the type of death noted for the category on which the book is included. The topics covered are varied, but will relate to some aspect of the widowed experience. A mix of titles from all categories will be included in this section of our book library, and have not in all cases been individually vetted by the Soaring Spirits Program Team.
The books included in our psychoeducational category are written by a person with an educational background in a mental health field, and have been vetted by our Soaring Spirits Program Team. The authors of these books may or may not be widowed, but the concepts included in their books will offer valuable resources to anyone mourning a person who has died.
African American Grief
Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man’s Mental Health Treatment
Different after You: Rediscovering Yourself and Healing after Grief and Trauma
Our peer recommendation category offers a space within our library for community members to recommend books related to grief and widowhood that they've found valuable. These books are not individually vetted, but have helped a widowed person who took the time to recommend the book to others.
A Beacon of Hope- A journal for life after loss
A Widow’s Story: A Memoir
Don’t Take My Grief Away From Me
How To Live Life After Death
Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories for Handling the Holidays After Loss
Re-arranged, Never the Same: The Nature of Grief
The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss
The Boxer’s Corner: A Cancer Caregiver’s Story of Love, Loss, and Isolation
The End Is Just the Beginning: Lessons in Grieving for African Americans
The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
The Widower’s Journey: Helping Men Rebuild After Their Loss
When You Lose Someone You Love: A Journey Through The Heart of Grief
Widow To Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas For Rebuilding Your Life
Camp Widow Presenter Books
Soaring Spirits' flagship program, Camp Widow, has been supported by a huge group of volunteer presenters who have shared their personal experiences, their wisdom, and their hearts with our community at any of our camp events. These books are all written by an author who has donated their time to at least one camp weekend. We list their books, which have not been individually vetted, to thank them for the generous support and to offer a broader audience access to the lessons they've taught onsite at Camp Widow.