Grief Library

The Cedar Memorial Family Center and Library


Our Family Center and Library features an extensive library for all families of our community. It contains a wide assortment of books, publications and videos about a variety of subjects relating to death, grief, and healing.

The Cedar Memorial Family Center and Library also provides a private, comfortable setting for families and friends to gather and share a meal. Visit Arranging a Gathering to find out more about our reception and catering services.

Click on a topic for a list of titles


Healing After a Loss:
Daily Meditations

Healing Your Grieving Heart:
100 Practical Ideas

Safe Passage
Words to Help the Grieving

A Decembered Grief:
Living with Loss While Others are Celebrating

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery:
101 Inspirational & Comforting Stories about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again

Healing Your Holiday Grief:
100 Practical Ideas for Blending Mourning and Celebration During the Holiday Season

Healing the Adult Sibling's Grieving Heart:
100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother or Sister Dies

Loss of a Spouse

Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies

Widow To Widow:
Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life

I'm Grieving as Fast as I Can:
How Young Widows Can Cope and Heal

Getting to the Other Side of Grief:
Overcoming the Death of a Spouse

Healing A Spouse's Grieving Heart:
100 Practical Ideas After Your Husband or Wife Dies


Sudden or Unexpected Death

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye:
Surviving, Coping & Healing After The Sudden Death of a Loved One

No Time To Say Goodbye:
Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Suicide Survivor's Handbook

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One

Understanding Your Suicide Grief:

10 Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

For Bereaved Parents

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart:
Surviving the Death of Your Baby

Hope is Like the Sun:
Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death

Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart:
100 Practical Ideas

For Children

A Lesson for Linnea:
Explaining Cremation To Young Children

Tear Soup:
A Recipe for Healing After Loss

Water Bugs and Dragonflies:
Explaining Death to Young Children

My Beautiful Broken Shell:
Words of Hope to Refresh the Soul

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

We Were Going To Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead

When a Grandparent Dies - Elf Help Book

Sad Isn't Bad - Elf Help Book

When Your Parent Dies - Elf Help Book

Help Me Say Good-bye:

Activities for Helping Kids Cope When a Special Person Dies

Our Special Garden:
Understanding Cremation

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids:
100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

For Teens

Sibling Grief:
Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother

Help For The Hard Times:
Getting Through Loss

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens:
100 Practical Ideas

Straight Talk About Death for Teens

Parent Loss

When Parents Die:
A Guide for Adults

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart:
100 Practical Ideas after Your Parent Dies

Father Loss:
How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Death of their Dads

Motherless Daughters:
The Legacy of Loss

The Orphaned Adult:
Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change after the Death of our Parents