About Grief

"Pick 3" Booklist

Did ye hear mammy died? : a memoir

Title: Did ye hear mammy died? : a memoir
By: Séamas O'Reilly
Published: 2020

Séamas O'Reilly's mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble, but Séamas was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars, and the actual location of heaven than the political climate. An instant bestseller in Ireland, Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a book about a family of loud, argumentative, musical, sarcastic, grief-stricken siblings, shepherded into adulthood by a man whose foibles and reticence were matched only by his love for his children and his determination that they would flourish. A wonderful listen, the author reads it.

The year of magical thinking

Title: The year of magical thinking
By: Joan Didion
Published: 2005

This powerful book is Didion's attempt to make sense of the "weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness...about marriage and children and memory...about the shallowness of sanity, and about life itself."

Grief is love : living with loss

Title: Grief is love : living with loss
By: Marisa Renee Lee
Published: 2022

Reveals that healing does not mean moving on—healing means learning to acknowledge and create space for your grief. At its core, this book explores what comes after death, and shows us that if we are able to own and honor what we've lost, we can have a beautiful and joyful life in the midst of grief.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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