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Resource Library

Library

Among the services of Beth Donovan Hospice is our Lending Library, where we have collected a fair number of books concerning living, meeting the end of life, grief and bereavement, and dying. Help us help you through the difficult times with enlightening and supportive reading material for your contemplation. Growing through Grief pamphlets are also available.

Our collection is free for borrowing for a period up to 3 months. The process only requires a record of the book taken out and your contact information. Please note, we cannot guarantee that a particular book will be available, as it is on a first come, first serve basis.

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TitleAuthorGenre
"I Don'T Have Time For This!"
A Compassionate Guide To Caring For Your Parents And Yourself
Katherine Arnup, PhD Books for Caregivers
“A” Is For Alibi
(A Kinsey Millhone Mystery)
Sue Grafton Mystery, Novels
“B” Is For Burglar
(A Kinsey Millhone Mystery)
Sue Grafton Mystery, Novels
A Book of Miracles Bernie Siegal Inspiration
A Book Of Nonsence Several Authors i.e. Lewis Carol, Edward Lear Mystery, Novels
A Caregivers Guide Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Books for Caregivers, General
A Guide For Caregiversfrom Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association CHPCA Books for Caregivers
A Morbid Taste For Bones
(A Brother Cadfael Mystery)
Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
A New Earth: Create a Better Life Eckhart Tolle General
A Rare Benedictine
(A Brother Cadfael Mystery)
Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
A Tournament Of Murders P.C. Doherty Mystery, Novels
A Widow's Story - A Memoir Joyce Carol Oates Death of a Spouse
After He's Gone: A Guide for Widowed and Divorced Women Barbara Tom Jowell & Donette Schwisow Death of a Spouse
After I’m Gone Susan Davies End of Life
Be Buried In The Rain Barbara Michaels Mystery, Novels
Beyond Tears: Living After Losing A Child Ellen Mitchell Death of a Child
Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness Suzanne Somers General
Buddhist Reflections On Death, Dying And Bereavement Buddhist Hospice Trust General
Caring for Loved Ones at Home: An Illustrated Easy to Follow Guide to Short or Long-Term Care Harry Van Bommel Books for Caregivers
Caring For Your Aging Parents - An Emotional Guide To Nurturing Your Loved Ones While Taking Care Of Yourself Berman & Shulman Death of a Parent
Chasing Death Jan Andersen Death of a Child, Suicide
Coming Home: A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for A Dying Loved One Deborah Duda Books for Caregivers
Companioning the Dying: A Soulful Guide for Caregivers Greg Yoder Books for Caregivers
Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips Kris Carr Cancer
Crown Of Darkness P.C. Doherty Mystery, Novels
Death: The Final Stage of Growth Elisabeth Kubler-Ross End of Life
Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days Harvey Max Chochinov General
Dying Well Ira Byock End of Life
Effective Grief & Bereavement Support: The role of Family, Friends, Colleagues, Schools & Support Professional Atle Dyregrov, Kari Dyregrov Bereavement, Sudden Death
Eight Critical Questions for Mourners: and the Answers That Will Help You Heal A.D. Wolfeelt, PHD Bereavement
Everything Changes: The Insider’s Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s Kairol Rosenthal Cancer
Evil Angels Among Them
(Clerical Mystery)
Kate Charles Mystery, Novels
False Colours
(Romance)
Georgette Hayes Novels
Family Hospice Care: Pre-Planning & Care Guide Harry Van Bommel General
Final Gifts Maggie Callanan Books for Caregivers, End of Life
Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life Maggie Callanan Books for Caregivers
Final Scenes: Bedside Tales at End of Life Janet Stark End of Life
Flight Of The Witch Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
Foods That Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer Through Diet Richard Beliveau Cancer
Forced Exit- Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide And The New Duty To Die Wesley J. Smith General
Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder Wesley J. Smith General
Friday The Rabbi Slept Late
(A Rabbi Small Mystery)
Harry Kemelman Mystery, Novels
From Paupers to Prime Ministers - The Album Brian McGarry General
From Paupers to Prime Ministers - The Story Brian McGarry General
Getting Through The Night Eugenia Price Bereavement
Getting To Heaven- Departing Instructions For Your Life Now Don Piper Living with Illness
Gratitude in Grief: Finding Daily Joy and a Life of Purpose Following the Death of my Son Kelly S. Buckley Death of a Child
Grief A Journey of Discovery – DVD John Kennery Saynor Bereavement, DVD
Grief Journey: Finding Your Way After a Loss Dr. Bill Webster Bereavement
Grief Management Library:
A Child’s View of Grief
(DVD, CD, & VHS copy)
Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Children & Bereavement, Bereavement, DVD, CD
Grief Management Library:
Living With Grief: After Sudden Loss
(DVD, CD, & VHS copy)
  Sudden Death, Bereavement, Children & Bereavement, DVD, CD
Grief Management Library:
Someone You Love Is Dying. How Do You Cope?
(DVD, CD, & VHS copy)
Dignity Memorial Network Bereavement, DVD, CD
Grief Management Library:
Working Through Your Grief
(DVD, CD, & VHS copy)
  Bereavement, DVD, CD
Grief, Loss and Dementia Multimedia Services Bereavement
Grief: A Journey of Discovery Genesis DVD
Griefland - An Intimate Portrait Of Love, Loss And Unlikely Friendship. Bacon & Miller General, Bereavement
Healing Your Grieving Body: 100 Physical Practices For Mourners A.D. Wolfeelt & K. Duvall Bereavement
Health Ethics Guide Catholic Health Association of Canada General
Health Promotion M. Teague & V. McGhee General
Heaven, My Father's House- In Troubled Times, Looking Forward With Hope To Heaven. Anne Graham Lotz General
Holiday With Violence Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
How It All Could Be - A Work Book For Dying People And For Those Who Love Them. Stephen Jenkinson Living with Illness
I Can'T Stop Crying:
It's So Hard When Someone You Love Dies
Rev. John Martin General, Bereavement, Death of a Spouse
I Can't Stop Crying:
Grief and Recovery, a Compassionate Guide
John D. Martin Bereavement
I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of A Loved One B. Noel & P. Blair Bereavement, Sudden Death
If Something Happens To Me: A Workbook to Help Organize Your Financial and Legal Affairs J. R. Hearn General
Killing Your Cancer Without Killing Yourself Using Natural Cures That Work! Allen S. Chips Cancer
Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying Judith R. Keyssar End of Life
Last Rights Stephen P. Kiernan General
Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children Brian Mellonie & Robert Ingpen Children & Bereavement
LipLap's Wish Jonathan London & Sylvia Long Children & Bereavement
Livestrong: Inspirational Stories from Cancer Survivors from Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond Lance Armstrong Foundation Cancer, Inspiration
Living At The End of Life: A Hospice Nurse addresses the Most Common Questions Karen Whitley Bel, R.N. End of Life
Living Well With Parkinson’s Glenna Wotton Atwood General
Love, Medicine & Miracles: Lessons Learned About Self-Healing From A Surgeon's Experience With Exceptional Patients Bernie Siegal Inspiration
Making Loss Matter- Creating Meaning In Difficult Times Rabbi David Wolpe General, Bereavement
Managing Pain: The Canadian Healthcare Professional's Reference Canadian Healthcare Professionals General
Measure of the Heart: Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s Mary Ellen Geist Books for Caregivers
Memoir Of Mourning- Journey Through Grief & Loss To Renewal Claudia Chowaniec General, Bereavement
Most Loving Mere Folly Edith Pargeter Mystery, Novels
Mt. Fuji: The Fool Climbs it Twice Paul Huschilt Inspiration, DVD
Murder Most Holy Paul Harding Mystery, Novels
My Stroke of Insight Jill Bolte-Taylor Inspiration
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola Children & Bereavement
Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients Russell Blaylock, M.D. Cancer
Night Flight Anthony de St. Exupery Mystery, Novels
On Children & Death: How Children & Their Parents Can and Do Cope With Death Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Death of a Child
On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families Elisabeth Kubler-Ross End of Life
On The Anniversary Of Your Loss Linus Mundy General, Bereavement
One True Thing   Inspiration, DVD
Original Sin P.D. James Mystery, Novels
Parenting your Parents Bart Mindszenthy, Dr. Micheal Gordon Books for Caregivers
Parkinson's Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier Peterman Schwarz General
Passwords Dela Fequet General
Peace, Love & Healing Bernie Siegal General
Post War Japan Kazuo Ishiguro Mystery, Novels
Remember the Secret Elisabeth Kubler-Ross General
Returning To Life After A Loved One Dies James Miller General, Bereavement
Roses Are Difficult Here W.O. Mitchell Mystery, Novels
Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss Michaelene Mundy Children & Bereavement
Saving Your Life: A Guide to Writing your Life Story Glenys Stow End of Life
Saying Goodbye John K. Saynor Children & Bereavement
Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents Allison Bottke Books for Caregivers
Shroud For A Nightingale P.D. James Mystery, Novels
So You'Ve Got Cancer... Ben Wicks Living with Illness
Spiritual Care Among the Very Elderly George W. Strong Books for Caregivers
St. Peters Fair
(A Brother Cadfael Mystery)
Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
Surviving the Loss of a Child: Support for Grieving Parents Elizabeth B. Brown Death of a Child
The Age Of Rembrandt And Verneer J.M. Nash Mystery, Novels
The Art Of Comforting- What To Say And Do For People In Distress Val Walker General
The Assize Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents: The Complete Guide Carolyn Rosenblatt, R.N. Books for Caregivers
The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook Alexis Abramson, PHD Books for Caregivers
The Day The Rabbi Resigned
(A Rabbi Small Mystery)
Harry Kemelman Mystery, Novels
The Grass Widows Tale Ellis Peters Mystery, Novels
The Grieving Child- A Parent's Guide Helen Fitzgerald Children & Bereavement
The House Of Crowns
(Brother Athelstan Mystery)
Paul Harding Mystery, Novels
The Intimacy of Death & Dying: Simple Guidance To Help You Through Claire Leimbach, Trypheyna McShane & Zenith Virago Bereavement, Books for Caregivers
The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me Cathie Borrie Death of a Parent, Books for Caregivers
The Nun’s Tale
(An Owen Archer Mystery)
Candace Robb Mystery, Novels
The Power Rhonda Byrne General
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle General
The Queen And I
(Comedy – Royals)
Sue Townsend Novels
The Reader’s Digest:
Chesapeake Blue – Nora Roberts
No One To Trust – Iris Johansen
Standing In The Rainbow – Fannie Flagg
In The Bleak Midwinter – Julia Spencer-Fleming
Various Novels
The Reader’s Digest:
Letter From Home – Carolyn Hart
P.S. I Love You – Cecelia Ahern
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time – Mark Haddon
The Promise Of A Lie – Howard Roughan
Various Novels
The Red Fox
(Spy Novel)
Anthony Hyde Novels
The Skull Beneath The Skin P.D. James Mystery, Novels
The Secret Rhonda Byrne General, DVD
The Secret Rhonda Byrne General, DVD
The Shack William P. Young General
The Shift – Ambition to Meaning Dr. Wayne Dyer Inspiration, DVD
The Sisterhood of Widows: Sixteen True Stories of Grief, Anger, and Healing Mary Francis Death of a Spouse
Tuesdays With Morrie An Old Man, A Young Man And Life's Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom General, Bereavement
Twelve Weeks in Spring June Callwood Cancer, General
Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart Stephen Levine Bereavement
Understanding Your Suicide Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart A.D. Wolfeelt, PHD Suicide
Western Attitudes Toward Deathfrom The Middle Ages To The Present Philippe Aries General
What Dying People Want: Lessons for Living from People Who Are Dying David Kuhl, M.D. End of Life
When A Brother or Sister Dies: Looking Back, Moving Forward Claire Berman Death of a Sibling
When A Man Faces Grief/ A Man You Know Is Grieving:
12 Practical Ideas to Help You Heal from Loss/12 Ideas for Helping Him Heal from Loss
Thomas Golden & James E. Miller Men's Grief
When Bad Things Happen To Good People Harold Kushner General, Bereavement
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown Children & Bereavement
When Grief Comes- Finding Strength For Today And Hope For Tomorrow Kirk Neely General, Bereavement
When My World Was Very Small: A Memoir of Family, Food, Cancer and My Couch Ruth Rakoff Cancer
When You Just Can't Say Goodbye, Don't Maria Malin Death of a Child
Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys Mystery, Novels
Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding your way A.D. Wolfeelt, PHD Suicide
Winter Grief, Summer Grace James E. Miller Bereavement
Words Of Comfort For You In Your Time Of Loss Blue Mountain Arts General, Bereavement