What are the best books dealing with death?

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    #1The 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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    Sarah Gardner
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "What a wonderful book!"
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    #2Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction book about a young man named Christopher Johnson McCandless who left everything he had to start a new life. Months after, his body was found and his unforgettable death will be uncovered. This book was printed in 14 languages.

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    Anna Simmons
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "After viewing the movie "Into the Wild", i was curious if more detailed information could be found. I stumbled upon the book by Jon Krakeur and was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed this non-fiction book even more so than the movie. The author captures the characters reactions dealing with the death of the main character effortlessly. "
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    #3Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.

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    Stephanie Barnett
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This novel is so inspiring on so many different levels! I would highly recommend this read to anyone looking for a moving book that touches on some pretty sensitive topics! This is a bestseller book about descriptions of Nazi death camps and what Jews had to endure during both the camp life and after. Over 4000 customer reviews and 4.7 stars out of 5. This book touched me on so many levels, and I think you would feel that same!"
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    #4Gray 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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    David Huerta
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Extremely unknown book so I can't advise to read it. It has no reviews, and the author isn't known either. It could be hit or miss."
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    #5Expecting 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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    Jerry Banks
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book explores the important event in life. "
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    #6Handling Grief and Loss

    Handling Grief and Loss

    Healing Grief through Meditation is a non-fiction book written by Lora C. Mercado which includes a guide of meditation to cope with grief and its benefits to help you on your healing process. 

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    Lisa George
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Handling Grief and Loss is book about coping with grief and death. "
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    #7We 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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    Tyler Contreras
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I thought this book had a lot to offer. The story is very compelling."
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    #8Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is a non-fiction book written by Caitlin Doughty wherein she shares her thoughts and experience on working a crematorium, as well as her learnings on how mourning families deal with death. 
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    Doris Williamson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was the first book that I got after I went through my husband's death. It was a great book and really helped me deal with some things that I was going through at the time. I learned a lot and enjoyed the book."
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    #9Final Balance

    Final Balance
    Final Balance is a standalone fantasy novel written by Stephen Black which centers on Dan Alexander who goes on a supernatural journey through the Afterworld to explore the ultimate consequences of his earthly existence.
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    Cynthia Stone
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Final Balance is a great science fiction novel about the after life. It's a unique and interesting read about what may be beyond for us. Heartwarming and gut wrenching at times. "
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    #10Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

    Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

    Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die is a non-fiction book written by Jon Katz wherein he shares the difficulties of saying goodbye to our loved pets, and how owners' cope with it. 

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    Henry Hunter
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die is the best books dealing with death"
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    #11The Widow Next Door: Learning to live again as a young widow and single mom after losing my husband to suicide

    The Widow Next Door: Learning to live again as a young widow and single mom after losing my husband to suicide

    The Widow Next Door: Learning to live again as a young widow and single mom after losing my husband to suicide is a book written by Heather Cruz. This book was published on February 14, 2018.

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    Rodrigo Salas
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I recently just had a death in the family. A friend at my local book club suggested I read this to try to Aid in my grieving. I'm really happy I did. This book has helped me process and get through these really hard times. Very well written. I would recommend this to anybody in a similar situation as mine, having dealt with death and trying to grieve."
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    #12Casting 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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    Shirley Keller
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Casting Stones is a fiction novel written by G.M Barlean. The story centers around a man, James Raven who recently loss his deceased wife and now have to care for their infant son; things continues to worsen as the man lives his father and a caretaker who eventually cares for his son, a big mistake he will have to pay due a incident on his part."

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Best What are the best books dealing with death
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Year of Magical ThinkingBooks 41 Paid
2Into the WildBooks 37 Paid
3Man's Search for MeaningBooks 36 Paid
4Gray StreetBooks 33 Paid
5Expecting SunshineBooks 32 Paid
6Handling Grief and LossBooks 29 Paid
7We Never Left YouBooks 27 Paid
8Smoke Gets in Your EyesBooks 26 Paid
9Final BalanceBooks 23 Paid
10Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets DieBooks 21 Paid
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