In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living by Nancy Cobb (2000) Cobb’s personal experience becomes a point of departure for what amounts to a longer conversation about loss. Candid, powerful, and enlightening. [NHCPL]
How to Say it to Seniors: Closing the Communications Gap With Our Elders by David Solie, M.S., P.A. (2004) This book offers help in removing the typical communication blocks we have with the elderly by sharing insight into the later stages of life.
*** Necessary Conversations: Between Adult Children and their Aging Parents by Gerald and Marlene Kaufman. (2013) Anecdotes and sample conversation starters for getting the discussion going. [NHCPL]
Start the Conversation: The Book about Death You Were Hoping to Find by Ganga Stone (1996) Straightforward and full of common sense, this book creates the space to process and let go of our fears of dying.
*** Talking About Death Won’t Kill You by Virginia Morris (2001) A wise and compelling book on reclaiming the forgotten art of dying well, and how, in doing so, to rediscover the art of living. [NHCPL]
*** Books I personally think are exceptional either in content or readability or both. Worth buying.
This bibliography was prepared by Rebecca Taylor, Funeral Consumers Alliance – Costal Carolina. Notation of “NHCPL” means the New Hanover County Public Library.
Please check your local public library, or request titles by Interlibrary Loan. Virtually all titles are also available from online bookstores, like amazon.com, often in “used” and other inexpensive editions.,
Questions or for more copies contact:
Rebecca Taylor, President
Funeral Consumers Alliance Coastal Carolina
P.O. Box 4262
Wilmington, NC 28406