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The Memory Box

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland (4 – 10 years)

From the perspective of a young child, Joanna Rowland artfully describes what it is like to remember and grieve a loved one who has died, The Memory Box has been an invaluable resource for thousands of families.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi

This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question, “What makes a life worth living?”

This is Going to Hurt

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
by Adam Kay

Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this is everything you wanted to know—and more than a few things you didn’t—about life on and off the hospital ward. It may leave a scar.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Alborn

The story of an unforgettable friendship, the timeless wisdom of older generations, and healing lessons on loss and grief.

Being Mortal

Being Mortal
by Atul Gawande

With the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life―all the way to the very end.

The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths. The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist, providing hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.

We Don’t “Move On” from Grief, We Move Forward With It

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