Laughter, Braids and Tears
Bruce was one of the members of our original support group. He wrote this book
as a gift to his three daughters so that they would know how much their parents
loved each other. In it, he poignantly describes the time of her illness and the
family’s transition to life without Mom.
Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love
This memoir chronicles the author’s amazing story of losing his wife the day after
their first child was born, confronting the dizzying and overwhelming reality of a
suddenly widowed parent, and finding his way through the sadness.
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
After the unexpected death of her husband, Ms. Sandberg, a top executive at Facebook,
was left to raise her two children on her own. Option B combines her personal
experiences with summaries of relevant research and practical advice for overcoming
Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss
The author shares her story of caring for her husband during his very public terminal
illness, her adjustment to life as a widowed mother, and her search to find happiness
It’s Not Raining Daddy, It’s Happy
Left to raise his two-year-old son after his wife’s sudden death, the author started
a blog about his life as a widowed parent. The unexpected success of his blog led to
the publication of this book.
When Breath Becomes Air
The Bright Hour
Both of these New York Times bestsellers were written by parents prior to
their deaths and may be of interest.