New York's own Theresa Caputo claims to communicate with the dead, and on her reality TV show Long Island Medium, she has performed private and group readings to channel the words of the deceased to those grieving their loss. The recurring theme? They want us to learn to heal and carry on without them.
Whether you're a believer in necromancy or not, Caputo's new book, Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again gives advice on how, by honoring those you've lost in positive ways, you can heal, grow, and find a "new normal." With a 4.6 star rating on Amazon, it's clearly helping people out of their grief.
If you prefer to skip the hocus pocus but could still use some encouragement as you navigate your grief--or lend encouragement to someone you care about by giving them a resource--the New York Times book review published an entire article about books on how to grieve and how to die, recommending the following publications:
Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything, by Lucy Hone
Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss, by Patrick O'Malley and Tim Madigan
Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, by Jessica Nutik Zitter
How to Get the Death You Want: A Practical Moral Guide, by John Abraham
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, by Nina Riggs