A Book For Bereaved Parents and The People Who Love Us

An invitation to anyone who wants to understand the complexity and depth of parental grief

Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club
Published in
8 min readApr 1, 2024

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Painting by Christopher Robin — Used with permission

The first time I read The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents by Dr. Dennis Klass, I was completely bereft. It was the spring of 2017, roughly three months after my daughter died.

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Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss