Selected Books

Books on Healthcare Issues

A Better Way of Dying: How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life
By Jeanne Fitzpatrick M.D. and Eileen M. Fitzpatrick J.D. — More details>>

Long-Term Care: How to Plan and Pay for It
By Joseph L. Matthews — More details>>

The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
By Ira Byock MD — More details>>

Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
By Joanne Lynn MD, Janice Lynch Schuster, and Joan Harrold MD — More details>>

I Could Never Say Goodbye: A Daughter’s Journey to the End of Life with Dad and Mom
By Joyce Anne Ware Longfellow — More details>>

When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions
By Paula Span — More details>>

A Life Worth Living: A Doctor’s Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era
By Robert Martensen — More details>>

Books on Finance Issues

Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To
By Melanie Cullen — More details>>

Make Your Own Living Trust
By Denis Clifford — More details>>

Plan Your Estate
By Denis Clifford — More details>>

The Executor’s Guide: Settling a Loved One’s Estate or Trust
By Mary Randolph J.D. — More details>>

Quicken WillMaker Plus 2012 (software)
By Nolo Press — More details>>

Why Wait? The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Preparing Emotionally, Financially, and Legally for a Parent’s Death (Kindle edition)
By Carolyn Brent — More details>>

Books on Care of the Body

Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial
By Mark Harris — More details>>

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death
By Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson — More details>>

So You’re Cremated…Now What?: Over One Hundred Creative Ways to Scatter Your Ashes and Other Useful Information
By Jesse Kalfel — More details>>

Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography
By Douglas Keister — More details>>

Books on the Funeral and Memorial Service

Planning a Celebration of Life, A Simple Guide for Turning a Memorial Service into a Celebration of Life
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Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death
By Sarah York — More details>>

Funeral Planning Basics
By Enodare — More details>>

The Party of Your Life: Get the Funeral You Want by Planning It Yourself
By Erika Dillman — More details>>

A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die
By Gail Rubin — More details>>

My Last Wishes…: A Journal of Life, Love, Laughs, & a Few Final Notes
By Joy Meredith — More details>>

Books on Emotional Support

The Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss
By Ruth Davis Konigsberg — More details>>

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
By Bronnie Ware — More details>>

Death and Bereavement Across Cultures
Edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Pittu Laungani, and William Young — More details>>

Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair
By Miriam Greenspan — More details>>

Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death
By Joshua Slocum — More details>>

On Death and Dying
By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross — More details>>

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
By Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley — More details>>

Dying Well
By Ira Byock MD — More details>>

Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
By Maggie Callanan — More details>>

May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill
By Joyce Hutchison — More details>>

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
By Joan Halifax and Ira Byock — More details>>

The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter
By David Kessler — More details>>

The Next Place
By Warren Hanson — More details>>

Death’s Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve: A Cultural Study
By Sandra M. Gilbert — More details>>