Death and Dying

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life.

Ira Byock, M.D. (Riverhead Books, 1998)

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, needs and Communications of the Dying.

Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. (Bantam, 1997)

How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter.

Sherwin B. Nuland. (Vintage, 1995)

Living With the End in Mind.

Erin Tierney Kramp, Douglas Kramp, & Emily P. Mckhann. (Three Rivers Press, 1998.

No longer in print but check your local library)

On Death and Dying.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. (Scribner, 2003)

The Needs of the Dying.

David Kessler. (HarperCollins, 2007)

Talking About Death.

Virginia Morris. (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004)

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

Sogyal Rinpoche. (HarperSanFrancisco, 1994)

Remember Me. A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. (Collins, 2006)

Estate Planning

AARP Crash Course in Estate Planning: The Essential Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Your Personal Legacy.

Michael T. Palermo. (Sterling Publishing, 2005)

The American Bar Association Guide to Wills & Estates (2nd edition).

The American Bar Association. (Random House Reference, 2004)

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wills & Estates (3rd edition).

Stephen Maple. (Alpha books, 2005)

Make Your Own Living Trust (7th edition).

Denis Clifford. (NOLO, 2005)

Nolo’s Simple Will Book (6th edition).

Denis Clifford. (NOLO, 2005)

How to Care for Aging Parents (2nd edition).

Virginia Morris. (Workman Publishing Company, 2004)

A Short Guide to a Happy Life.

Anna Quindlen. (Random House, 2000)

Man’s Search for Meaning.

Viktor E. Frankl. (Beacon Press, 2006)

An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life.

The Dalai Lama (edited by Nicholas Vreeland). (Little, Brown, 2001)

also in paperback