Suggested Reading for When We Lost Touch

Interested in reading more about the themes from When We Lost Touch? Here are some of the books Kraus referenced when writing her novel:


Bernard, Jan Selliken, and Miriam Schneider. The True Work of Dying: A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Easing the Dying Process. William Morrow, 1996.


Brown, BrenĂ©. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Hazelden Publishing, 2010.


Burke, Tarana, and Brené Brown, editors. You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience. Random House, 2021.


Chong, Kelly H. Love Across Borders. 1st ed., Routledge, 2020.


Diangelo, Robert. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018.


Edelman, Hope. Motherless Daughters: The Legacy Of Loss. Da Capo Lifelong Books, 1994.


---. The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss. Ballantine Books, 2022.


Fischer, Michael. I AM A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST: THAT’S NICE...WHAT’S THAT? American Respiratory Consulting Services, 2020.


Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Back Bay Books, 2005.


---. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know. Little Brown and Company, 2019.


James, John W., and Frank Cherry. The Grief Recovery Handbook: A Step-by-Step Program for Moving beyond Loss. Harper, 1988.


Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist. One World, 2019.


Kivowitz, Barbara, and Roanne Weisman. In Sickness as in Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness. Roundtree Press, 2013.


Kross, Ethan. Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Random House, 2021.


Lung, Johnny. Breath Sounds Study Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Lung Sounds and Auscultation. 2020.


Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter. Vintage, 1995.


Rucker, Philip, and Carol Leonnig. A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America. Penguin Press, 2020.


Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks, 2020.


The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff. Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President’s Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies. Scribner, 2020.


Wallis, Jim. America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Brazos Press, 2017.


Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Random House, 2020.


---. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Random House, 2010.


Wolfelt, Alan D. The Understanding Your Grief Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones. Companion Press, 2021.


---. The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide: Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group. Companion Press, 2004.


Wolff, Michael. Fire & Fury. Henry Holt and Co., 2018.


---. Siege: Trump Under Fire. Heny Holt and Co., 2019.


Woodward, Bob. Fear: Trump in the White House. Simon & Schuster, 2018.


Wright, Lawrence. The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid. Knopf, 2021.


Wright, Stuart A. Patriots, Politics, and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Cambridge University Press, 2007.