Join us each month as we read & discuss suggested books about grief. Book selections are memoirs based on the authors own grief journey and books by grief research experts.
Find book club selections at your local book store or shop these online retailers.Bookshop.orgIndiebound.orgBarnes & NobleAmazon.com
Refined by Fire by Mary Potter Kenyon*
August Book Selection
“Where is the handbook for widows?” Mary Kenyon lamented as she planned a funeral for the beloved husband whose triumph over cancer she chronicled in Chemo-Therapist: How Cancer Cured a Marriage. During the ensuing weeks, as she attempted to make sense of his untimely death, she filled two journals, blogged, and read the inspirational writings of others who had gone down the road of grief before her–authors like C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle.
Thursday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm
*Available as an e-book from B&N and Amazon which has the book back in stock expected 8/9/20. You also can purchase di.rect from the publisher.Order from Publisher
Black Widow by Leslie Gray Streeter
September Book Selection
Leslie Gray Streeter is not cut out for widowhood. She’s not ready for hushed rooms and pitying looks. She is not ready to stand graveside, dabbing her eyes in a classy black hat. If she had her way she’d wear her favorite curve-hugging leopard print dress to Scott’s funeral; he loved her in that dress! But, here she is, having lost her soulmate to a sudden heart attack, totally unsure of how to navigate her new widow lifestyle.
Thursday, September 24th @ 6:30 pm
You Can’t Do It Alone by Maria Quiban Whitesell
October Book Selection
When Maria Quiban Whitesell’s husband was diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly form of brain cancer, she was completely unprepared. Now, after going through hell and back, Whitesell knows that she never wants anyone to feel as lost as she did. In You Can’t Do It Alone, Whitesell teams up with licensed therapist Lauren Schneider to offer a welcoming and supportive guide to healing from any traumatic loss.
Thursday, October 22nd @ 6:30 pm