The list author says: "We all go through peaks and valleys in our lives. That is, I suppose, part of our journey. Here are some books that will make things seem just a little more palpable when you're in the middle of troubled times. They will make it a little more comforting, inspiring, and perhaps help you to begin to move out of the old life and into the next! Because there does come a new life after the old life, so to speak."