Best Books About Suicide

A Listmania! list by Thomas R. Davis
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The list author says: "Suicide is obviously a very sensitive topic, but a very underrated. This list deals with those books that were able to smash the perception that the subject is untouchable. Knowledge is power."
A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family from Generations of Mental Illness
1.  A Legacy of Madness: Recovering My Family from Generations of Mental Illness by Tom Davis
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  "Engrossing book that deals with generations of a family that met self-destruction, but then redemption."
$12.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Catcher in the Rye
2.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
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  "Suicide is a subtle topic here.But it's pervasive."
$8.29   Used & New from: $1.89
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,830 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Popular Classics)
3.  Romeo and Juliet (Penguin Popular Classics) by William Shakespeare
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  "Needs no explanation"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

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The Virgin Suicides: A Novel
4.  The Virgin Suicides: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
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  "Needs no explanation"
$9.49   Used & New from: $2.48
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Girl, Interrupted
5.  Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
$9.98   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (552 customer reviews)

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
6.  Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
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  "The author is an expert in the field of mental health."
$11.38   Used & New from: $3.89
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)

The Bone Box: Confines of Life and Death
7.  The Bone Box: Confines of Life and Death by Itamar Bernstein
$2.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Tale of Love and Darkness
8.  A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Immortality (Perennial Classics)
9.  Immortality (Perennial Classics) by Milan Kundera
$12.52   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Cobain Unseen
10.  Cobain Unseen by Charles R. Cross
$22.75   Used & New from: $2.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
11.  Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen Levine
$10.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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why are these novels banned? 11 Jun 26, 2014
this book sucks 52 Mar 29, 2014
Catcher in the Rye should be banned... 89 Feb 1, 2014
Will this Book Ever Be on Kindle? 9 Apr 16, 2013
Welcome to the Virgin Suicides forum 5 Jan 22, 2013
Something very similar to Catcher 4 Mar 16, 2012
BANNED IN THE USA - Who owns Holden Caulfield? 1 Jan 9, 2011
Books referenced in Immortality 0 May 25, 2010
why are these novels banned? 9 May 23, 2010
Any movie about The Catcher in the Rye 13 May 14, 2010
Saddened by Salinger's death 6 Feb 14, 2010
Discovery documentary coming on this find. 0 Jan 27, 2007
 
   

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