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Talking about Death Won't Kill You
Talking about Death Won't Kill You
by Virginia Morris
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With its wise and very compelling argument that we should face death before it faces us, Talking About Death Won't Kill Youaddresses cultural, personal, medical, and legal concerns to find a way for us-as individuals, and as a society-to prepare for a... (read more)

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The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order
by Joan Wickersham
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When you kill yourself, you kill every memory everyone has of you. Youre saying "Im gone and you cant even be sure who it is thats gone, because you never knew me." Sixteen years ago, Joan Wickershams father shot himself in the head. The father she... (read more)

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The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying
The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying
by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
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andlt;Bandgt;On Life and Livingandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Elisabeth Kand#252;bler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological... (read more)

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague.  Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way... (read more)

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The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
by Thomas Lynch
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Thomas Lynch has two occupations: poet and undertaker. Wedding the two in this book of personal essays, he shatters our conception of an undertaker as wan, reserved, and staid, replacing it with one who is colorful, brazen, and whimsical. This is not a... (read more)

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
by Mitch Albom
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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Tuesdays with Morrie" comes a novel that explores the unexpected connections of readers' lives and the idea that heaven is more than a place--it's an answer._Accelerated Reader: Reading Level 4.7, 6... (read more)

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When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death
When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death
by Scott Taylor Smith
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Scott Taylor Smith, a venture capitalist and lawyer, had plentiful resources, and yet after his mother died, he made a series of agonizing and costly mistakes in squaring away her affairs. He could find countless books that dealt with caring for the... (read more)

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A Gradual Awakening
A Gradual Awakening
by Stephen Levine
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The American Book of Living and Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain
The American Book of Living and Dying: Lessons in Healing Spiritual Pain
by Richard Groves
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For most people, the thought of dying or caring for a terminally ill friend or family member raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a “good death”? What appropriate preparations should be made? How do we best support our loved... (read more)

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Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
by Joanne Lynn
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Handbook for Mortals is warmly addressed to all those who wish to approach the final years of life with greater awareness of what to expect and greater confidence about how to make the end of our lives a time for growth, comfort, and meaningful... (read more)

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The Next Place
The Next Place
by Warren Hanson
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A classic, "The Next Place" brings gentle verse revealing a safe and welcome destination free from earthly hurts and filled with wonder and peace. A comforting message of hope and a gift of compassion for the bereaved. Exquisite, color illustrations.... (read more)

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The rights of the dying :a companion for life's final moments
The rights of the dying :a companion for life's final moments
by David Kessler
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The Right to be Treated as a Living Human Being. The right to maintain a sense of hopefulness. The right not to die alone. These are a few of the 17 rights that can help people face death with serenity and dignity. Examining the physical, emotional, and... (read more)

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The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks
The Mercy Papers: A Memoir of Three Weeks
by Robin Romm
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A profound, brave and intensely intimate memoir that reveals the awe, fear, and fury of a daughter during the last three weeks of her mother's life.... (read more)

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Stars When the Sun Shines
Stars When the Sun Shines
by Wayne Stier
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From Zen cherry blossoms to the Noh stage. From Hawaiian breathing lessons to an Okinawan rodeo. From Balinese wise men to the Egyptian pyramids. It all started in small town Minnesota and it ended much later than the doctors said it would. In his early... (read more)

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A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories
A Troubled Guest: Life and Death Stories
by Nancy Mairs
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"Nancy Mairs writes knowingly, even lovingly, about a subject most of us seek to avoid: death and its essential place in life. Her gripping meditations . . . both comfort and provoke with their spiritual strength and hard-won wisdom." —O Magazine... (read more)

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Murder of Mercy: Euthanasia on Trial
Murder of Mercy: Euthanasia on Trial
by Stanley Rosenblatt
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Patricia Rosier died in her home in Fort Myers, Florida. She sought the help of her prominent physician husband, Peter, to end her cancer-ravaged life with some measure of dignity. Within months of her death, Peter had been indicted for first degree... (read more)

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Matters of Life and Death: Finding the Words to Say Goodbye
Matters of Life and Death: Finding the Words to Say Goodbye
by Carol Wogrin
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Plenty of books explore the emotions of coping with grief and a loved ones death. But as psychologist Carol Wogrin has observed, there is little advice for those at a loss for words witnessing the process of dying. Matters of Life and Death discusses the... (read more)

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Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics
Freezing People Is (Not) Easy: My Adventures in Cryonics
by Bob Nelson
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Bob Nelson was no ordinary T.V. repairman. One day he discovered a book that ultimately changed his entire life trajectory --The Prospect of Immortality by Professor Robert Ettinger. From it, he learned about cryonics: a process in which the body... (read more)

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Parting Company: Caring for a Dying Loved One
Parting Company: Caring for a Dying Loved One
by Cynthia Pearson
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Each year, millions of people -- mostly women -- care for dying loved ones. Through surprising statistics, compassionate advice, and compelling interviews with 14 people, from family members who nursed a dying relative to professionals who regularly aid... (read more)

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The Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying
The Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying
by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
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This is an engaging introduction to the beliefs, work, and life of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who "declared war on the denial of death in America" (New York Times). Based on her more than 30 years experience with the dying, this book offers both... (read more)

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