Book Club

Book Club

Join us as we read & discuss suggested books about grief. Find our book club selections at your local book store or shop these online retailers.

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Widowish
by Melissa Gould

March/April 2021 book selection

When Melissa became a widow, she found that she didn’t fit the typical idea of widowhood or meet the expectations of mourning. She didn’t look like a widow or act like a widow, but she felt like one. Melissa was widowish.
Her personal journey through grief and beyond includes unlikely inspiration from an evangelical preacher, the calming presence of some Real Housewives, and the unexpected attention of a charismatic musician.

Book Discussion – Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:30 CT

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Passed & Present: Keeping Memories of  Loved Ones Alive 
by Allison Gilbert

May/June Book 2021 Selection

Passed and Present is a one-of-a-kind guide for discovering creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. Inspiring and imaginative, this bona fide “how-to” manual teaches us how to remember those we miss most, no matter how long they’ve been gone.
Passed and Present is not about sadness and grieving—it is about happiness and remembering. It is possible to look forward, to live a rich and joyful life, while keeping the memory of loved ones alive.

Book Discussion – Thursday, May 20th @ 6:30 CT

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The Beauty of What Remains
by Steve Leder

July/August 2021 Book Selection

This inspiring and comforting book takes us on a journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone. Yet even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father. It was only then that Steve Leder the son truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before.

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Previous Book Club Selections

No Winter Lasts Forever by Fran Shelton
Refined by Fire by Mary Potter Kenyon
Black Widow by Leslie Gray Streeter
You Can’t Do It Alone by Maria Quiban Whitesell
beautiful and terrible things by Christian M.M. Brady
Traveling Solo but Never Alone by Bill Harrison