Death is just a reason to say, ´´I miss you.´´ Talking to children about death and dying can be a challenging ordeal. See Ya Later, Ralphie was specifically written to help children understand loss, while also bringing comfort and emotional healing. However, the insights within the book will also help bring more peace, clarity, and perspective to parents and adults of all ages. See Ya Later, Ralphie explores the bond between two best friends. It is a delicate and heartwarming story that educates children on coping with the separation from loved ones, and faces their fears associated with tears and sadness. The story presents the issues of death and grieving in an inspiring way, through a combination of lighthearted humor, and uplifting revelation. See Ya Later, Ralphie delivers an unforgettable message that eases the pain of loss, and teaches children that, for the living, the journey of life keeps going, and the love we feel lasts forever. See Ya Later, Ralphie is an important book in the categories of Grief and Bereavement that will help you, your child, and your family, to deal with the effects of death and dying, through the lives and friendship of two adorable dogs. Those we love are never far away. They remain in our hearts, and leave impressions on our souls. There´s a memory in every tear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092299/bk_acx0_092299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can Violet and Noah protect their village from griefers and ensure the Olympic Games continue uninterrupted? Noah and Violet´s village is hosting the Olympics for Minecrafters. The events are disrupted when a TNT attack destroys the Olympic stadium. Noah and Violet are forced to gather the townspeople to wage a battle against Daniel and his powerful griefers. They all must stop the griefers before they destroy the games entirely. With a full agenda of Olympic games, from relay races to boat races, the group has to save the legendary competition. The griefers, angered by their recent defeat, are getting their revenge on Noah and Violet. They are planning a serious attack on the town, which could have devastating consequences on the duo and their hometown. Can Violet and Noah stop the griefers in time? Will the Olympic Games go on safely? Find out in this thrilling third installment of the League of Griefers series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025767/bk_adbl_025767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shortly before her death in 2004, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler, her collaborator, completed the manuscript for this, her final book. On Grief and Grieving is a fitting completion to her work. Thirty-six years and 16 books ago, Kübler-Ross´ groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Now On Grief and Grieving will profoundly influence the way we experience the process of grief. On Death and Dying began as a theoretical book, an interdisciplinary study of our fear of death and our inevitable acceptance of it. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross´ and Kessler´s professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief. ´´I know death is close´´, Kübler-Ross says at the end of the book, ´´but not quite yet. I lie here like so many people over the years, in a bed surrounded by flowers and looking out a big window.... I now know that the purpose of my life is more than these stages.... It is not just about the life lost but also the life lived.´´ In one of their final writing sessions, Kübler-Ross told Kessler, ´´The last nine years have taught me patience, and the weaker and more bed-bound I become, the more I´m learning about receiving love.´´ On Grief and Grieving is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross´s final legacy, one that brings her life´s work profoundly full circle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Kessler, Samantha Desz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009018/bk_sans_009018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from best-selling National Book Award finalist Gail Godwin. After his mother´s death, 11-year-old Marcus is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she´d moved there 30 years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life. Eventually she was inspired to take up painting so she could capture its utter desolation. The islanders call it ´Grief Cottage´, because a boy and his parents disappeared from it during a hurricane 50 years before. Their bodies were never found, and the cottage has stood empty ever since. During his lonely hours while Aunt Charlotte is in her studio painting and keeping her demons at bay, Marcus visits the cottage daily, building up his courage by coming ever closer, even after the ghost of the boy who died seems to reveal himself. Full of curiosity and open to the unfamiliar and uncanny given the recent upending of his life, he courts the ghost boy, never certain whether the ghost is friendly or follows some sinister agenda. Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that - an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the listener like the waves on a South Carolina beach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacob York. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030449/bk_adbl_030449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Noah and Violet finally defeat Daniel and his crew of rainbow griefers? Violet and Noah´s village is celebrating the new amusement park opening in town. Everyone is enjoying the fun rides and tasty food. But when Noah spots a rainbow griefer in the village carrying blocks of TNT, the celebration suddenly stops. Before the townspeople can do anything about the dangerous interloper, the roller coaster explodes! The accident with the roller coaster is blamed on Noah and Violet´s frequent enemy, Daniel. The duo must stop Daniel and his new crop of rainbow griefers before they do any more damage to the village - or the world of Minecraft. Things get tricky when Noah and Violet get a message from an old friend who needs their help. Can Noah and Violet come to the aid of their friend while saving their village? It will be a team effort to stop the rainbow griefers in this battle, but are the Minecrafters up for the challenge? Find out in this thrilling fourth installment of the League of Griefers series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025773/bk_adbl_025773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You often hear, ´´Happy Holidays´´, or ´´Merry Christmas´´, although many feel anything but happy or merry at this season - or at any season - due to loss in their lives. The Christmas or holiday season, when people gather with friends and family, accentuates the losses we feel. This is due to the absence or the longing to be with those who are not with us at this season. Whether it is a death, a divorce, a loss of a job, or a move that separates us from those we miss and love, the holidays can be joyous on the outside but agony inside. Some can pretend, while others just cannot, due to the pain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Washington Blomberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003280/bk_acx0_003280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At one time or another, we will all find ourselves facing a dark journey - the passage through grief. Experiencing Grief is written for a person who is in the wake of the despair grief leaves. This brief but powerful book will help lead listeners out of their grief experience through five stages of grief. At the end of the journey is peace and a seasoned, more mature faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Parks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/002084/bk_hove_002084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar - a man adrift in the wake of his wife´s sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described ´´sentimental bird´´, at once wild and tender, who ´´finds humans dull except in grief´´, threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow´s efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter´s extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jot Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008696/bk_tant_008696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.