A modern, essential how-to guide offering tips on what to say (and NOT to say), and specific ways to support and love a friend, co-worker or family member who is […]
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.
Written by a widower after his wife’s death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments”.
A Journal for Jordan is a tender introduction, a loving good-bye, a reporter’s inquiry into her soldier’s life, and a heartrending reminder of the human cost of war.
On September 11, 2001, Marian Fontana lost her husband, Dave, a firefighter from the elite Squad 1 in Brooklyn, in the World Trade Center attack. A Widow’s Walk begins that […]
It was August 7, 2009 ,when the doctor stood at the foot of the hospital bed and with a deliberation that was both efficient and compassionate, looked directly at David […]
How do ordinary people cope after a loved one is killed due to gun violence? It’s a question that more than 30,000 families must face every year in America. In […]
With warmth, hilarity, and a tendency to overshare, Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way.
In 1974, Paul Monette met Roger Horwitz, the man with whom he would share more than a decade of his life. In 1986, Roger died of complications from AIDS. Borrowed […]
With fearlessness and grace, Bough Down reports from deep inside the maelstrom of grief. In this profoundly beautiful and intensely moving lament, artist and writer Karen Green conjures the inscrutable […]
Miller documents her adventures in this gritty, tender and surprisingly humorous memoir about the places loss can take us. Follow her on forty-six of her most memorable and cringe-worth dates […]
Vivid description of loss that captures the contradictory, wrenching, and chaotic emotions of grief. Each chapter stands on its own in describing her husband’s sudden death.
Involuntarily single. That’s the true story of where Catherine Tidd found herself just three weeks after turning thirty-one. With three children under six years old, no fix-it skills, no clue […]
Grief is often perceived as a dark and lonely journey; as a result, it is a topic we avoid in today’s society.¬ Within a 20-month period, Elizabeth Berrien endured the […]
A moving account of the experience of serious illness, death, grieving, and spiritual presence.
Award-winning author and grief recovery expert, Carole Brody Fleet follows up the critically acclaimed: Widows Wear Stilettos with the aptly-titled, Happily Even After, the first and only book of its […]
Captures the heart–from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine’s marriage to how she and Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship mortality.
When journalist Beth Howard’s young husband dies suddenly, she packs up the RV he left behind and hits the American highways. At every stop along the way—be it filming a […]
The author brings suicide survival from the darkness into light, speaking frankly about the feeling of confusion, guilt, shame, anger and loneliness that are shared by many survivors.
This is a memoir about a gentle soul who gave so much love and joy to others in spite of his own depression. Steve Tarpinian took his own life on […]
The day Valerie found out she was pregnant with her second child was the day her husband died. He’d fallen asleep driving. She didn’t know how to be a widow. […]
Suicide Widow is about a young woman who has struggled her whole life with adversities and was forced into widowhood at 28 years old. This book touches on suicide, grief, […]
How will I survive this loss? When her life shifted from fairytale to nightmare due to her husband’s death by suicide, Michelle Ann Collins found herself in the darkest place […]
My name is Heather and this is my story. It follows me from marrying my best friend and succeeding through an infertility struggle, to becoming a widow and ultimately a […]
Revealing and unexpectedly hopeful quest through the early stages of widowhood. A sequel of sorts to her debut memoir “Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors”.
Deals sensitively with the many problems and questions facing the young widow: depression and grief, helping children cope, facing in-laws, and returning to work.
From Patrick Swayze’s widow—the moving, New York Times bestselling account of grief, loss, caregiving, and moving on, with touching stories from their final months together.