Yolo Hospice’s Barbara Frankel Memorial Library collection is home to over 700 titles available to help grieving adults and children. Our lending library, comprised of books, periodicals, support pamphlets and DVDs has information to help those seeking support, guidance and comfort with a variety of losses. The extensive collection includes titles on coping with grief as well as dealing with illness, caregiving and self-care. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Books are available on loan for a three-week period. Please call (800) 491-7711 or (530) 758-5566 for more information.
To browse our library’s book collection from home, please see the partial book list below, organized by subject.
Barbara Frankel was a 42-year resident of Davis. She and her husband, Tom, raised three children and have five grandchildren. She worked for 20 years as a much beloved teacher, first at Davis Parent Nursery School and then at Valley Oak Elementary School. In addition to being a devoted and loving wife, mother, and teacher, Barbara gave much of her time to the community through volunteer work. She was a valued and long-time volunteer for Yolo Hospice.
Barbara and Tom’s son, Loren, died tragically in 2003. Following his loss, Barbara became one of the co-founders of the local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, while she continued to support her own grieving family and volunteer at Yolo Hospice.
In 2010, Barbara was diagnosed with brain cancer. Yolo Hospice cared for her during the last months of her life. The family suggested, and Barbara agreed, that friends and relatives would be asked to make donations in her memory to create a library at Yolo Hospice. With those donations, the Barbara Frankel Memorial Library was established to provide access to helpful materials on coping with the serious illness of a loved one and living with grief. You can make a contribution to the library by donating online now or mailing your donation to the Yolo Hospice offices.
Barbara Frankel Memorial Library Book List
- The Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum
- Finding Hope by Ronna Jevne and James Miller
- Good Grief by Granger Westburg
- Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss by Sameet M. Kumar
- Healing After Loss, Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief by Martha Whitmore Hickman
- Healing the Adult Siblings Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother or Sister Dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
- On Grief and Grieving by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
- Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt
- The Unwanted Gift of Grief: A Ministry Approach by Tim D. Van Duivendyk
- The Wilderness of Grief: Finding Your Way by Alan Wolfelt
Loss of a Parent
- Fatherloss by Neil Chethik
- Losing A Parent by Alexandra Kennedy
- Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
Loss of a Child
- A Broken Heart Still Beats by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel
- The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
- First You Die: Learn to Live After the Death of Your Child by Marie Levine
- I Have No Intention of Saying Good-bye: Parents Share Their Stories of Hope and Healing After a Child’s Death by Sandy Fox
- The Worst Loss: How Families Heal for the Death of a Child by Barbara Rosof
- Swallowed By A Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing by Thomas R. Golden
- When A Man Faces Grief: 12 Practical Ideas to Help You Heal from Loss by Thomas R. Golden and James E. Miller
- The Widower’s Toolbox: Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse by Gerald J. Schaefer
Loss of a Spouse/Partner
- A Handbook For Widows by Corrine Jacobson
- How to Survive the Loss of A Love by Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D., Melba Colgrove, Ph.D., Peter McWilliams
- I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can by Linda Feinberg
- Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg
- I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of A Loved One by Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph. D.
- No Time for Goodbyes, Coping with Sorrow, Anger and Injustice After a Tragic Death by Janice Harris Lord
- No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One by Carla Fine
- Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss by Michael F. Myers, M.D. and Carla Fine
Loss of a Baby
- A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss – Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt
- Empty Arms by Sherokee Ilse
- SIDS and Infant Death Survival Guide by Joani Nelson Horchler and Robin Rice
- Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen
- Help Me Say Goodbye: Activities for helping kids Cope When a Special Person Dies by Janis Silverman
- The Invisible String by Patrice Karst Sad Isn’t Bad – A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss by Michaelene Mundy
- When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change by Marge Heegard
- Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing Loss by Enid Samuel Traisman
- The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald
- Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD
- I Will Remember You: What to do When Someone You Love Dies – A Guidebook Through Grief for Teens by Laura Dower and Elena Lister