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Posted July 2, 2007

New books offer assistance to those facing illness, loss

By Catholic News Service

Here is a selection of recently published books on caregiving and loss:

-- "ABCs of Healthy Grieving: A Companion for Everyday Coping" by Harold Ivan Smith. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2007). 160 pp., $12.95.

-- "The Angel Letters: Lessons That Dying Can Teach Us About Living" by Norman J. Fried. Ivan R. Dee Publishers (Chicago, 2007). 122 pp., $19.95.

-- "I Will to You: Leaving a Legacy for Those You Love" by Herbert Brokering. Augsburg Books (Minneapolis, 2006). 140 pp., $11.99.

-- "Let Them Go Free: A Guide to Withdrawing Life Support" by Thomas A. Shannon and Charles N. Faso, OFM. Georgetown University Press (Washington, 2007). 61 pp., $6.95.

-- "Paths Through Grief" by Helen Jaeger. Pauline Books & Media (Boston, 2007). 112 pp., $14.95.

-- "Planning for Uncertainty: Living Wills and Other Advance Directives for You and Your Family," second edition, by David John Doukas and William Reichel. Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, 2007). 151 pp., $18.95.

-- "Preparing for Eternity: A Catholic Handbook for End of Life Concerns" by Joseph M. Champlin. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Ind., 2007). 96 pp., $4.50.

-- "Remembering My Pet: A Kid's Own Spiritual Workbook for When a Pet Dies" by Nechama Liss-Levinson and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette. SkyLight Paths (Woodstock, Vt., 2007). 48 pp., $16.99.

-- "Saints to Lean On: Spiritual Companions for Illness and Disability" by Janice McGrane, SSJ. St. Anthony Messenger Press (Cincinnati, 2006). 167 pp., $13.95.

-- "What Can I Do: Ideas to Help Those Who Have Experienced Loss" by Barbara A. Glanz. Augsburg Books (Minneapolis, 2007). 173 pp., $13.99.