Sample Saturday – nonfiction picks

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.

Good Mourning by Sally Douglas and Imogen Carn

Why I have it: Saw it on LinkedIn (not my usual source of book recommendations!).

Summary: The authors met after the sudden deaths of their mothers. Their experiences led them to launch a podcast about grief and to write a ‘survival guide’ for anyone dealing with grief (it’s the book they wished they’d had at the time).

I’m thinking: Yes (thinking it might be a good one to recommend to clients).

The First Astronomers by Duane Hamacher, Elders and Knowledge Holders

Why I have it: Not sure.

Summary: An exploration of the rich knowledge of the stars and the planets held by First Peoples around the world.

I’m thinking: Yes.

With the End in Mind by Kathryn Mannix

Why I have it: Recommended by a colleague.

Summary: Mannix has studied and practiced palliative care for thirty years. In this book, she shares 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.

I’m thinking: Yes.

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