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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

for one and all > Books? What are you reading?


I would love to know what you have been reading that has been helpful to you - either about grief, baby loss, fiction/ non fiction (books, blogs, websites, memoirs). I know there is an ‘on the bookshelf’ section on this site, but would love to hear from you.

I will share what I have been reading:

All books by Brené Brown - but really loved Rising Strong

An Exact Replica Of A Figment Of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken.

It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand by Megan Devine
Notes for the ever lost: A field guide to grief by Kate Inglis.

Empty cradle, broken heart

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg - this was ok, would recommend all of the above before this one.
August 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterA
Hi A! Just a little wave... I haven't been over to the forums in ages and saw this. Thank you so, so much for reading. I'm honoured to be one of your companions, and in such incredible company too.
Much love to you,
xo Kate
August 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKate Inglis
Hi all-

I recently read “Once Again We Saw Stars” by Jayson Greene. It’s a memoir centering around the loss of a toddler and life afterwards. I related so much to so many of the emotions and sentiments from the author. I cried a lot reading it but it was so good and really taps into life following child loss.

Thanks for the other suggestions!
August 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMJ
Quick correction, it’s “Once More We Saw Stars”.
August 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMJ
Thank you Kate for your reply and for sharing your story. I am grateful for your book.

MJ - thank you for your suggestion.

August 22, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterA
I'm 11 years out from the death of my son, Sam, at 37 weeks, but still check in here from time to time. I'm an avid reader and happy to share books that have resonated with me. I read Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood some time ago and found it helpful. It's about the loss of a preschooler, but still applies to everyone grieving a loss. Especially the loss of a child.

A few others: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar; The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (fiction, but I truly, truly loved this book and highly recommend it); A Heart in a Body in the World (also fiction, but has many themes of strength, resilience and powering onward).

Peace and hugs to you. I hope reading will bring you some comfort.
August 23, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Hey. I have read and am re reading 'Finding hope when a child dies' by Sukie Miller. I think its great because it looks at other cultures for answers on how to grieve differently from the average Western person. I highly recommend it.
September 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMachaela