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Can anyone recommend any good books to help someone deal with a loved one's suicide?

Can anyone recommend any good books to help someone deal with a loved one's suicide? Topic: How to write a chicken soup for the soul book
July 20, 2019 / By Genya
Question: A friend of mine lost her daughter last spring and is really struggling. I think it might be good for her to read some true accounts of how others have dealt with similar situations, but I am having a hard time finding the right kind of books. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Delilah Delilah | 6 days ago
Chicken soup for the soul, or Chicken soup for the teenage soul? Kind of non specific but I find these books are some of the best pick me ups. Heartfelt stories submitted by real people about traumas and struggles they have been through and how they dealt with them. For me it's really validating and reassuring knowing that other people have felt the same kind of aches that I have, faced adversity, and lived to tell the tale so to speak. I remember reading a Chicken Soup for the teenage soul where several of the stories where about suicides or near suicides, some written by people who struggled with it but found the courage to keep living, other ones from the perspective of a friend. For different reasons like bullying, depression etc.
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Delilah Originally Answered: Any good books that you can recommend?
Fantasy: -The Neverending Story by Michael Ende -The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins (starts with Gregor the Overlander) -The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody (starts with Obernewtyn) -Books by Neil Gaiman Classics: -The Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery -Villette and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte -Books by Jane Austen -North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (or Wives and Daughters, etc.) -Evelina by Fanny Burney -Books by Frances Hodgson Burnett (if you haven't read her books, you should) -The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy Fiction: -Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden -Anything by Kurt Vonnegut
Delilah Originally Answered: Any good books that you can recommend?
Well a great sci/fi fantasy book that came out recently is called "House of the Scorpion." It got a lot of honors including National book award and a Newberry and all my friends and I have really, really loved it. It's also very accessible for most people.
Delilah Originally Answered: Any good books that you can recommend?
The Vampire Academy Series. It's not like the other vampire books i promise. It's a really great series.
Delilah Originally Answered: Any good books that you can recommend?
My wife said to tell you to read any books by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Here is a link about her and a list of her books.

Delilah Originally Answered: Does anybody recommend any good books?
If you liked Eon, there is a sequel called Eona out now. Other books you might like include: You could also try Graceling by Kristen Cashore. Here's a description (I hand typed it because I couldn't find it online, so any typo's are mine. Without further ado, the description: His eyes. Kasta had never seen such eyes. One was silver and the other, gold. They glowed in his sun-darkened face, uneven, and strange. She was surprised that they hadn’t shown in the darkness of their first meeting. They didn’t seem human… Then he raised his eyebrows a hair, and his mouth shifted into the hint of a smirk. He nodded at her, just barely, and it released her from her spell. Cocky, she thought. Cocky and arrogant, this one, and that was all there was to make of him. Whatever game he was playing, if he expected her to join he would be disappointed. In a world where people born with an extreme skill --- called a grace --- are feared and exploited, Kasta carries the burden of a grace that even she despises: the grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. .................................... Additionally, another fantastic read is Shatterglass, by Tamora Pierce. It's like a fantasy murder mystery, it's amazingly well written, it really pulls you in and holds you there: Kethlun Warder was a gifted glassmaker until his world was shattered in a freak accident. Now his remaining glass-magic is mixed with lightning, and Tris (a spunky student weather-mage) must teach him to control it (if she can teach him to control his temper first). But there's more at stake than Keth's education. With his strange magic, he creates glass balls which reflect the immediate past and expose the work of a murderer. If he can harness his power properly, he'll be able to see the crimes as they take place. Keth and Tris race against time and the local authorities to catch a murderer who's hiding in plain sight. ......................................... You should try Delirium by Lauren Oliver: They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie. ......................................... You might enjoy Divergent by Veronica Roth: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself ......................................... Hawksong, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Here's a description: DANICA SHARDAE IS an avian shapeshifter, and the golden hawk’s form in which she takes to the sky is as natural to her as the human one that graces her on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how the fighting began. As heir to the avian throne, she’ll do anything in her power to stop this war—even accept Zane Cobriana, the terrifying leader of her kind’s greatest enemy, as her pair bond and make the two royal families one. Trust. It is all Zane asks of Danica—and all they ask of their people—but it may be more than she can give. ……………………………… I hope I helped, but if you don't like the sound of any of those then try this: These links take the guess work out of choosing a book; they will match you and your preferences to a book that covers what you like to read about. Enter a book you like and the site will analyse its database of real readers' favourite books (over 32,000 and growing) to suggest what you could read next. http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/ http://tastekid.com/ http://goodreads.com/ http://www.gnod.net/ http://www.allconsuming.net/ Good luck finding a book, and happy reading!
Delilah Originally Answered: Does anybody recommend any good books?
You can download the free kindle app to your nook if it runs android (that is if you haven't already)... then you can access Amazon.com's list of FREE books and super affordable eBooks too. If you can... You can check out Treasures of Darkness Treasures of Light - Through the Dark Wood by Geno Allen. It is truly an excellent novel. I enjoyed it immensely... It is fantasy - traditional plot (i.e. boy, quest, mysterious messenger, group of friends and adventurers along the way, mythic and supernatural creatures and beings)... but unique and very entertaining... Here is the link to the book... and I will paste the description too: http://amzn.com/B00AE31PBG Seventeen year old orphan Zam Windwater lives the life of a humble shepherd until a mysterious messenger brings news that Zam is in terrible danger. Now he must leave his home and shepherd’s life to take up the adventurer’s mantle on a perilous quest, the full purpose of which remains a mystery to be discovered. Zam encounters a motley assortment of creatures, warriors, and supernatural beings as he travels the forbidding path through the “Dark Wood” of Darlandis. Evil seeks to end his life before his call can be fulfilled. Dragons, Grimmals, Shadow Vermin, and Seritheen pursue, as Zam moves beyond his fear into the battles he must face in hopes of freeing a friend, finding a love, and discovering a life larger than he ever dreamed possible.
Delilah Originally Answered: Does anybody recommend any good books?
John Dies at the End & This Book is Full of Spiders by David Wong are two very funny horror comedy books, if strong language isn't an issue.

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