Remembering Well


“This book is a treasure for religious leaders and ordinary people who face the challenges of grief and mourning. Without offering pat answers, religious dogma or platitudes of any kind, the author provides heartfelt stories and wise words to guide the reader through the many kinds of issues that surface when a loved one has died.”

– (star) Publishers Weekly


First Edition: Copyright 2000 Jossey-Bass/Wiley & Sons Second Edition: Copyright 2012 Apollo Ranch Institute Press

Cover art by Deborah Squier,

After selling steadily for twelve years in hardback, Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death is now available in an affordable paperback edition.

The first edition of Remembering Well was selected by Spirituality and Health magazine as one of the best spiritual books of the year and Christian Century as a “best book.” Since then, it has received the highest acclaim from many prominent sources, including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist. Below are excerpts from a few reviews for Remembering Well:


Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death is well worth reading—and to be read not just once and put on the shelf, but kept handy as a useful tool in putting together funeral services.”–The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care “Remembering Well deals with complex and basic concerns related to bereavement. York explores issues, including violent deaths from murder or suicide, the deaths of children, organ donation and family estrangement. At a basic level, she offers families, clergy, funeral professionals and hospice workers guidelines for planning funerals and memorial services.”–The Washington Post

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