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 coping with cancer, loss or any crisis. Kim Hamer became a widow after her 44-year old husband lost his life to cancer. Their children were […]
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.
Learn what to ask, what to say, how to write a condolence card, what books to recommend, concrete actions to take, and the best ways to be truly helpful and supportive to those you care about, especially when they go through the toughest times of their lives.
A comforting, rhyming story written to help children understand that a father’s love is forever, even if they grow up without his presence in their lives.
The beautifully written inspirational story that lies within these pages will touch all our emotions and resonate within our soul. Giving each of us hope and strength for our own personal journey.
With warmth, hilarity, and a tendency to overshare, Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way.
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 as she copes with the harsh reality of the modern social-media-infused dating scene and the inevitability of her insurmountable grief.
A book about money and finance that includes useful tips on how to create a budget and pay down those credit cards until you are debt free.
A moving account of the experience of serious illness, death, grieving, and spiritual presence.
A memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of the Middle East’s Rodeo Drive-on-Mars city.
The author shares her insights and practical knowledge on what to do with the possessions left by loved ones who have passed away.
Smolowe jostles preconceptions about caregiving, defies clichés about losing loved ones, and reveals a stunning bottom line: far from being uncommon, resilience like hers is the norm among the recently bereaved.
Each chapter includes powerful exercises in self-inquiry and reflection, along with step-by-step guidance for writing one’s own heroic story of healing.
A cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.
Offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to support those who have experienced a death at work.
LOVE may be the ANSWER but LOSS poses the QUESTIONS! In the agony and inconsolable grief of losing a loved one, we find ourselves asking questions we’ve never asked before. When we say we’ve “lost” our loved one, the truth is we’re lost. The world as we’ve known it no longer exists. The right questions […]
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 kind; answering the most common questions that the widowed generally have both immediately following a spouse’s death as well as months and even years thereafter. […]
With her breakout book It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine struck a chord with thousands of readers through her honest, validating approach to grief. In her same direct, no-platitudes style, she now offers How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed―a journal filled with unique, creative ways to open a dialogue with grief itself. […]
Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy.
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.
Offers validation and a down-to-earth style sure to resonate with widows – young and old. A moving collection of heartfelt letters is laced with practical advice and gives insights into the lives and struggles of those who have lost a spouse or partner.
Focuses on the steps to recovering the joy of living in a brave and touching story filled with the humor, compassion, and practical skills when grieving the loss of a loved partner.
The whine of the sirens pierced deeply into my soul. After a tragic one-car accident, a young mother catapults from an idyllic life to one filled with grief and uncertainty. By listening to the guiding whispers within her, Kim Kluxen Meredith’s journey from unfathomable heartache to a life once again filled with love and laughter […]
Addresses surviving the loss of someone close, it can easily apply to other forms of loss in one’s life too. The book’s structure imparts daily wisdom, advice and thoughts in a one day at a time format.
After losing two sisters, a best friend, and her thirty-seven-year-old husband, Lyne shares her incredible testimony of how God has not only kept her, but ultimately used every event to bless others.
Gives you a front row seat into the grief tsunami that busted through her young and happy marriage, shattering her world to pieces, and stealing the only life she knew.
A story of grief, male friendship, and healing conversations. “Be present,” “cherish each day,” “always say I love you.”
A mother/daughter team and grief experts share their strategies for surviving the loss of a son and sibling.
More than a decade after the sudden death of her husband, Margo Sage writes about the peace, love and gratitude she’s found from grief. Ordinary Miracles: Life After Loss details how everyday ordinary miracles coupled with a focus on wellness and the resiliency of parenthood helped her raise her infant son and eventually find new […]
Insightful and helpful book written in a modified poetry format which accurately describes grief and provides the reader with helpful insights and strategies for moving through loss.
One of the most stressful and traumatic events a person can face is the death of a spouse. It happened to Gloria Lenhart suddenly when her husband Nick, only forty-four years old, dropped dead while jogging. Planet Widow is the story of her struggle to negotiate motherhood, family, and career in a world that is […]
Chronicles Saltzman’s saga as a two-time cancer survivor who lost her entire family in a small-plane crash and her resilience in her changed life. Enriched by letters to the author interwoven with narrative throughout the book.
Inspiring novel of everlasting love that reaches far beyond the grave.
With simplicity, science, and authenticity, this widow takes you on a journey from a world of loneliness and pain to one of possibilities and action.
Carter’s husband died in the Twin Towers on 9/11 and this is the story of the author’s journey from utter shock and emptiness to inner calm and wholeness as a single mother.
Storybook and workbook that explains and explores grief in the body through human stories and mindfulness practices.
Five discussions to have with the dying who are living.
One hundred widows share lessons on love, loss, and life — a powerful resource for new widows. Black and white photography throughout.
A compilation of my writings on grief and loss, this book is my heart’s translation of my many conversations with grief.
Revealing and unexpectedly hopeful quest through the early stages of widowhood. A sequel of sorts to her debut memoir “Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors”.
Another journey into the mind of a young widower, a sequel to his first book “Widowed. Rants, Raves,and Randoms”.
The hustle and flow of 13 resilient black widowed women.
Author takes you on a journey into the life of a young widower in this unique and eclectic book.
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.
A collection of stories written by widows, some young, while others were married for decades. Each faced the same dilemma: how to go on living when a part of you is gone.