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 […]
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.
A Friend Indeed
Help Those You Love When They Grieve
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 […]
Always By My Side
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.
Beyond Shattered Dreams
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 […]
With warmth, hilarity, and a tendency to overshare, Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way.
Boys, Booze and Bathroom Floors
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 […]
Common Sense Money Guide for Women
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.
Dancing in Two Realms
A moving account of the experience of serious illness, death, grieving, and spiritual presence.
Dying in Dubai
A memoir of love, loss, reckoning, and renewal, set against the backdrop of the Middle East’s Rodeo Drive-on-Mars city.
Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time
The author shares her insights and practical knowledge on what to do with the possessions left by loved ones who have passed away.
Four Funerals and a Wedding
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 […]
From Heartbreak to Wholeness
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.
Grief in the Workplace
Offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to support those who have experienced a death at work.
A Workbook and Journal to Heal the Grieving Heart
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. […]
Happily Even After
A Guide to Getting Through and Beyond the Grief of Widowhood
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 […]
How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed: A Journal for Grief
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, […]
It’s OK That You’re Not OK
Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn't Understand
Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy.
Leaning into Love
A Spiritual Journey Through Grief
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.
Letters to the Widowed Community
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 […]
Life Worth Living
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 […]
Listen for the Whispers: Coping With Grief and Learning to Live Again
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. […]
Living with Loss, One Day at a Time
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 […]
Lost & Found: Finding Life After Death
Finding Life After Death
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 […]
My Husband is Not a Rainbow
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.
Never Stop Dancing
A story of grief, male friendship, and healing conversations. “Be present,” “cherish each day,” “always say I love you.”
Open to Hope
A mother/daughter team and grief experts share their strategies for surviving the loss of a son and sibling.
Ordinary Miracles: Life After Loss
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 […]
Permission to Mourn
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.
Planet Widow: A Mother’s Story of Navigating a Suddenly Unrecognizable World
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 […]
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 […]
Remember the Moon
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.
The Alchemy of Loss
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 […]
The Grief Practice
Storybook and workbook that explains and explores grief in the body through human stories and mindfulness practices.
The Healing Hand
Five Discussions to Have With the Dying Who are Living
Five discussions to have with the dying who are living.
The One Thing
One hundred widows share lessons on love, loss, and life — a powerful resource for new widows. Black and white photography throughout.
The Unedited Heart: Letters on Loss
A compilation of my writings on grief and loss, this book is my heart’s translation of my many conversations with grief.
Vodka Soup for the Widowed Soul
Revealing and unexpectedly hopeful quest through the early stages of widowhood. A sequel of sorts to her debut memoir “Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors”.
Now I Live
Another journey into the mind of a young widower, a sequel to his first book “Widowed. Rants, Raves,and Randoms”.
Widowed But Not Wounded
The Hustle & Flow of 13 Resilient Black Widowed Women
The hustle and flow of 13 resilient black widowed women.
Rants, Raves and Randoms
Author takes you on a journey into the life of a young widower in this unique and eclectic book.
Widows Wear Stilettos
A Practical and Emotional Guide for the Young Widow
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.
Women Write on the Experience of Grief, The First Year, The Long Haul, and Everything in Between
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 […]