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We've compiled a list of books on grief and bereavement. Whether you're the one grieving or you're supporting a grieving loved one, we hope these titles will provide some guidance, solace, and support.

A Heart that Works

By: Rob Delaney
Narrated by: Rob Delaney
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes

New York Times bestseller * The New Yorker Best Books of 2022 * Entertainment Weekly Best Books of 2022 * USA Today Best Books of 2022 * Time 100 Must-Read Books of 2022 * Mother Jones Books We Needed in 2022 * People Fall Must Read * 2022 BuzzFeed Fall Reading pick 
In 2016, Rob Delaney’s one-year-old son, Henry, was diagnosed with a brain... Read more

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Grief Is Love

Living with Loss

By: Marisa Renee Lee
Narrated by: Marisa Renee Lee
Length: 4 hours 14 minutes

A trusted grief expert shares advice on how to navigate the loss of a loved one in this incisive and compassionate guide: “calm, lucid prose… humanizing exploration of coping with the life-changing tides of loss” (Kirkus Reviews).In Grief is Love, author Marisa Renee Lee reveals that healing does not mean moving on after losing a loved... Read more

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There Is No Good Card for This

What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

By: Kelsey Crowe & Emily McDowell
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or... Read more

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Letters of Note: Grief

Letters of Note: Book #8

By: author
Narrated by: Louise Brealey, Simon Callow, Crystal Clarke, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Ferdinand Kingsley, Chris Nayak, Shazia Nicholls, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Strong & Shaun Usher
Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

In Letters of Note: Grief, Shaun Usher gathers together some of the most powerful messages about grief, from the heart-wrenching pain of losing a loved one to reliving fond memories of those who have passed on.

Includes letters by:

Audre Lorde, Robert Frost,
Nick Cave, Rainer Maria Rilke,
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette,
Kahlil Gibran, Edith Wharton,
Mary... Read more

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Why Fish Don't Exist

A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

By: Lulu Miller
Narrated by: Lulu Miller
Length: 4 hours 55 minutes

“I was absolutely riveted to this beautiful book. This story is fascinating and seamlessly threaded into the author's own struggles. It made me pause, rewind, start over, cry, laugh.....it's just one of the best memoirs I've ever read. Read more

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Someday, Maybe

By: Onyi Nwabineli
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 11 hours 7 minutes

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • A BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB PICK • A LIBRARYREADS PICK

“If you are someone who gravitates toward emotional gut punch reads, allow me to introduce you to this spectacular debut…”—BuzzFeed


Here are three things you should know about my husband: He was the great love of my life despite his penchant for going... Read more

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Good Grief

On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter

By: E.B. Bartels
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
Length: 5 hours 47 minutes

An unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they’ve passed.E.B. Bartels has had a lot of pets—dogs, birds, fish, tortoises. As varied a bunch as they are, they’ve taught her one universal truth: to own a pet is to love a pet,... Read more

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When Breath Becomes Air

By: Paul Kalanithi
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes

“With a message both mournful and life-affirming, When Breath Becomes Air chronicles a young doctor's journey from literature student to promising neurosurgeon and finally to a patient in his own hospital after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Always profound, never sentimental, this important book refuses to take refuge in platitudes,... Read more

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The Sky is Everywhere

By: Jandy Nelson
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

Jandy Nelson's beloved, critically adored debut is soon to be an Apple TV+ Original Film starring Jason Segel, Cherry Jones, and Grace Kaufman.“Both a profound meditation on loss and grieving and an exhilarating and very sexy romance." —NPRAdrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive... Read more

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By: Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

“This memoir is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of grief as well as a tender look at the complex relationship between a mother and daughter bridging generational and cultural gaps through the comforting creation of food. This book had me simultaneously sobbing and starving. A perfect read. Read more

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The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief

By: Francis Weller
Narrated by: Derek Botten
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes

The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and be stretched large by them.

As seen on All There Is with Anderson Cooper

Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of... Read more

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Notes on Grief

A Memoir

By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Narrated by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Length: 1 hour 27 minutes

From the globally acclaimed, best-selling novelist and author of We Should All Be Feminists, a timely and deeply personal account of the loss of her father:With raw eloquence, Notes on Grief … captures the bewildering messiness of loss in a society that requires serenity, when you’d rather just scream. Grief is impolite ... Adichie’s words put... Read more

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Notes for the Everlost

A Field Guide to Grief

Shambhala

By: Kate Inglis
Narrated by: Kate Inglis
Length: 7 hours 15 minutes

Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of losing a premature baby will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers inspiration on moving forward, gently integrating the loss into life.

Inglis's story is a springboard that can help other bereaved parents--and anyone who has experienced... Read more

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one long listening

a memoir of grief, friendship, and spiritual care

By: Chenxing Han
Narrated by: Chenxing Han
Length: 7 hours 36 minutes

For readers of The Wild Edge of Sorrow and Crying in H-Mart--a profound and searching memoir of life, loss, grief, and renewal from one of American Buddhism’s most vital new voices.
How do we grieve our losses? How can we care for our spirits? one long listening offers enduring companionship to all who ask these searing, timeless... Read more

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H Is for Hawk

By: Helen Macdonald
Narrated by: Helen Macdonald
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide.One of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the YearOne of Slate’s 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Last 25 YearsON MORE... Read more

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From Scratch

A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

By: Tembi Locke
Narrated by: Tembi Locke
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes

“I just finished wiping away my last tear as I close the curtain on From Scratch, a brilliant, compelling memoir. Tembi Locke lost her larger-than-life Italian chef husband at an early age to cancer. The book is a love letter to him as well as to enchanting Sicily and its aromatic, tantalizing food. But more than anything, it is the most... Read more

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The Invisible String

By: Patrice Karst
Narrated by: Patrice Karst
Length: 12 minutes

With over 1.5 million copies sold, this accessible, bestselling book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed generations of children and adults alike

Parents, educators, therapists, and social workers alike have declared The Invisible String the perfect tool for coping with all kinds of separation anxiety,... Read more

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Grieving Mindfully

A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss

By: Sameet Kumar, PhD
Narrated by: Andrew Mulcare
Length: 5 hours 12 minutes

Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This audiobook shares a mindful approach to dealing with... Read more

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The Year of Magical Thinking

By: Joan Didion
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Length: 5 hours 10 minutes

Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack.

This powerful and moving work is Didion's "attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had... Read more

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Splitting the Difference

A Heart-Shaped Memoir

By: Tré Miller Rodríguez
Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

An inspiring, irreverent, and heartrending memoir about love, loss, and splitting the difference between joy and griefAt the age of eighteen, Tré Miller Rodríguez gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. At nineteen, her only sibling was killed in a car accident. At thirty-four, her husband, Alberto, died of a sudden heart attack. But at... Read more

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