What are the best about dealing with grief and loss?

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    #1All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 
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    #2We Never Left You

    We Never Left You

    We Never Left You is a non-fiction book written by Beth and Rick Olsen wherein they share their thoughts and experience after a tragic accident which killed both of their children. 

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    Saúl González
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Grief is hard, harder than I ever imagined it could be. I have seen firsthand what it can do to a person, a family, an entire church family when grief is the most prominent emotion and feeling. I read We Never Left You because I was struggling after losing someone very close to me in my church family, and this truly opened my eyes and gave me hope like nothing else has. I love how transparent the Olsens are in their telling of their story, it really helps to understand the story even better."
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    #3Autistic blessings and Bipolar me

    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me
    Autistic blessings and Bipolar me.: A Frank and Brutally Honest Diary of a Mother with Bipolar and Her Two Autistic Boys is a memoir written by E.J. Plows. This was first published in 2015.
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    Victoria Salazar
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Autistic blessings and Bipolar me is an important read for anyone who wants an understanding of bipolar disorder and autism. This book examines how these conditions affect the people who have these conditions as well as their family members and friends. "
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    #4Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello

    Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello

    Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello is a memoir written by RaeBeth McGee-Buda herself on how she copes with her miscarriage. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013 by CreateSpace.

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    Ruth Ramirez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I bought this book for a family member that recently lost a baby. She loved it and said it helped her."
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    #5Gray Street

    Gray Street

    Gray Street is a standalone new adult contemporary novel written by A. Wood which follows the life of Andrea Marzsalek after her parents died leaving her feeling alone. 

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    Brandon Gardner
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Andrea Marzsalek, the main character, goes from the brink of success to a life in ruins, virtually instantaneously. This book then leads the reader through Andrea's struggle to deal with her guilt and fear, all the while trying to understand a mysterious figure who haunts her days and nights. This isn't a self-help book, but it is a touching insight into how this fictional character approaches her loss."
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    #6The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope

    The Cost of Hope is a humorous memoir written by Pulitzer Prize winner Amanda Bennett wherein she shares her quest to help save her husband's life. 

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    Theresa Hart
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Cost of Hope is a touching, inspiring memoir of a woman's deep love she has for her husband, and her mission to help save his life. You will experience her deep pain and hurt she feels after the loss of her husband, while she tries to find her way out of her grief. The book helps anybody that is struggling with a loss, into finding a light out of the darkness."
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    #7An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

    An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
    An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is a rough cut memoir of Elizabeth McCracken. This book is about how she copes after discovering in her 9th month that her baby is dead. Published in 2008 by Little, Brown and Company.
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    Andy Tang
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I recently experienced the death of someone close to me, and I wanted to find one of the best books about dealing with grief and loss. Someone recommended that I read "An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir" by Elizabeth McCracken, and I was not disappointing for sure. With humor and warmth and unfailing generosity, McCracken considers the nature of love and grief."
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    #8Expecting Sunshine

    Expecting Sunshine

    Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss is a memoir written by Alexis Marie Chute wherein she shares her anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby as she grieves for her unborn child. 

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    Ronald Gray
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I bought this book for my mom, and what she told me she loved it. It is a nice gift for mother's day."
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    #9Always Within

    Always Within
    Always Within: Grieving the Loss of Your Infant is written by Melissa Eshleman as a compilation on stories of women who had miscarriages. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2011 by Find Your Way Publishing, Inc.
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    Angela Guerrero
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a hard book to read. It's not a subject I want to have to know but unfortunately I do. I found this book to be comforting after multiple pregnancy losses. It's a book I recommend to any of my friends who are struggling with their grief after miscarriages."
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    #10The Loss of a Pet

    The Loss of a Pet
    The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies is a nonfiction book by Dr. Wallace Sife about coping with the loss of a pet and the grieving process. It was published in 2014 by Howell Books.
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    Christine Vasquez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book has some good content, but I feel it was written more for counselors than for actual people. It was very clinical, and I don't feel that is helpful in such a difficult situation."
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    #11When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings

    When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings

    When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings is a book by Jamie Quackenbush which examines the different emotions involved in the process of loss and grief experienced by those who have lost a pet. It was published in 1985 by Simon & Schuster.

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    David James
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope With Your Feelings is really the best book on dealing with the loss of a pet. It was written by Jamie Quackenbush who is a pet bereavement counselor who helps us deal with the loss of our beloved pets. I read this when my beagle died and it was the best thing I could have done. I hope you never need this book but if you do, you will be glad you grabbed it."
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    #12Conversations with My Old Dog

    Conversations with My Old Dog
    Conversations with My Old Dog: For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved and Lost a Pet is a book by Robert Pasick which contains a documentation of the chats that he has had with his beloved dog, Lucy about various topics, including love, friendship, and loss.
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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Conversations with My Old Dog is a short book that contains a bunch of poems about owning a dog and losing one. It's a touching book to own and, although short, a great addition to the collection."
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    #13Grief is the Thing with Feathers

    Grief is the Thing with Feathers

    Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter is a literary fiction novel published in 2015. This book was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. It tells the story of two siblings dealing with the recent death of their mother.

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    Johnny King
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Good book for someone who's dealing with grief and loss. But, not all will connect with the book."
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    #14Mysterious Acts by My People

    Mysterious Acts by My People

    Mysterious Acts by My People is a book by Valerie Wetlaufer that tells the story of love, grief and exploration through poems. Readers will feel the pain, happiness, and sadness of the writer as they read this book.

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    Keith Walsh
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "It is definetly inm the arera of grioef and loss but its format whuch is more poetry than prose would throw of a lot of people. vertaily it would me m ASAs fopr the fact that it has only two reviews also I woulsd give it alow middling ,. "
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    #15The Year of Magical Thinking

    The Year of Magical Thinking

    The Year of Magical Thinking is Joan Didion's accounts in her life following the death of her husband John Gregory Dunne, and her attempts to make sense of her grief while tending to the severe illness of her adopted daughter, Quintana.

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    Tyler Thomas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Year of Magical Thinking is an amazing novel especially for anyone in grieving. This book is an absolute must read. "
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    #16Casting Stones

    Casting Stones

    Casting Stones is a standalone historical fiction novel written by G.M. Barlean which follows the life of James Raven after his wife died leaving him with his infant son. 

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    Lu Du
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Being ever the sucker for historical drama, I picked up this book and found that I couldn't put it down. The author writes in such a way that it's easy for us to read and follow the book, and understand the characters. The character! You feel so bad for the main character, although one can say he did this to himself. And then the villain is one of those "you'll never forget" types. She's definitely someone you love to hate. I will warn away anyone who is looking for a "build myself back up" type of story. This novel is pretty much sad and tragic throughout, and it had me in its grasp the entire time."

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Best What are the best about dealing with grief and loss
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1All the Bright PlacesBooks 34 Paid
2We Never Left YouBooks 22 Paid
3Autistic blessings and Bipolar meBooks 19 Paid
4Saying Goodbye Without Saying HelloBooks 17 Paid
5Gray StreetBooks 17 Paid
6The Cost of HopeBooks 13 Paid
7An Exact Replica of a Figment of My ImaginationBooks 10 Paid
8Expecting SunshineBooks 9 Paid
9Always WithinBooks 7 Paid
10The Loss of a PetBooks 6 Paid
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