Books on spousal grief

After Life, After You


Based around a series of conversations and reflections, this book is the story of three men and seven women who have faced the untimely or unexpected death of their partner. This beautifully written book is an exploration of their love for their partners, the experience of rebuilding their shattered lives, and the process of learning to cope with their grief in order to develop the capacity to experience joy once again.

In Due Season - Poems Of Love And Loss


After her husband Noel's diagnosis of cancer, Valerie Volk's way of coping was to write, and In Due Season, Poems of Love and Loss chronicles the experiences of those months after the diagnosis: the empty house; the daily journey to the hospital; the sadness of parting each night; death; funeral and aftermath. These poems will resonate with anyone who has accompanied a loved one through illness to death.