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My Bookshelf

  • The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully - Frank Ostaseski

  • Intimate Death: How the Dying Teach Us how to Live - Marie de Hennezel

  • Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul - Stephen Jenkinson

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gwande M.D.

  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness - Joanne Lynn and Janice Lynch Schuster

  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying - Maggie Callahan&Patricia Kelley

  • Who Dies? – Stephen Levine

  • Lessons from the Dying – Rodney Smith

  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And other lessons from the crematory - Caitlin Doughty

  • The Whole Death Catalogue: A lively guide to the bitter end - Harold Schechter

  • How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter – Sherwin B. Nuland M.D.

  • Dying Well – Dr. Ira Byock M.D.

  • The Undertaking – Thomas Lynch

  • Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve -  Sandra M. Gilbert

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