Almost 80% of adults find it difficult to talk about death, even though we all have to face it. The role of books in understanding death and loss. Books can help get the conversation started and shine a light on experiences of death, dying and encourage empathy. The role books and stories play in promoting a greater understanding of death and loss has become ever more apparent. In collaboration with Kenmare Library services, we would like use this month to explore death positive books available in the Kenmare library.
With the End in Mind: How to Live and Die Well: Kathryn Mannix In with the End in Mind, she shares beautifully crafted stories from a lifetime of caring for the dying, and makes a case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation, but with openness, clarity, and understanding.
Love Letters to the Dead: Ava Dellaira : It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him.
Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death: Richard Holloway .Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us?