Basic Definitions, characteristics of Recovery phase and process:
Quarantelli, E.L The Disaster Recovery Process: What we Do and Do Not Know from Research.  22pp
NHRAIC. Holistic Disaster Recovery: Ideas for Building Local Sustainability After a Natural Disaster (2006); 144 pp. Published in hard copy and available online from the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado at Boulder
National Research Council (2006), Facing Hazards and Disasters; Understanding Human Dimensions. Washington, D. C. National Academies Press. Chapters 3 and 4 deal with recovery.
Smith, Gavin P. and Dennis Wenger (2006), Chapter 14: Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Operationalizing an Existing Agenda in Handbook of Disaster Research, edited by H. Rodriguez, E. L. Quarantelli, and R. Dynes. (NY: Springer); pp. 234-274. Provides an excellent summary of U.S. recovery research, a detailed problem analysis, and a proposed new approach.
National Research Council. Recovering from Disaster: A Summary of the Oct. 17, 2007 Workshop of the Disasters Roundtable, by William A. Anderson.[11pp.] Available from the National Academy of Sciences website.
Literature Searches, Summaries:
Petterson, Jeanine Pettersen (1999). A Review of the Literature and Programs on Local Recovery From Disasters. Univ. of Colorado/NHRAIC Working Paper #102.
This is a very comprehensive and thoughtful collection, but the contents are dated.
State of Florida Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Initiative. Review of the Literature on Post-Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment (Unpublished annotated bibliography; 50 pp. [Author, date, and source unknown] Click here to access text file.
Since I do not know who prepared it, when or why, it is of limited value. The rationale for the selected documents and the intended audience would be useful to know. It would benefit from some categorization and organization by topic.
Some Older Studies, many considered classics:
Bolin, Robert C. (1982) Long-Term Family Recovery From Disaster. NHRAIC Monograph #36. University of Colorado at Boulder, Hazards Center.
Bolin, Robert C. (1993) Household and Community Recovery After Earthquakes. NHRAIC Momograph #56. University of Colorado at Boulder.
Friesma, H. Paul et al. (1979) Aftermath; communities after natural disaster. Sage Publications Ltd.
Kunreuther, Howard (1973). Recovery From Natural Disasters; Insurance or Federal Aid? American Enterprise Institute; Evaluation Studies.
Rossi, Peter et al. (1979) After the Clean-Up; Long-Range Effects of Natural Disasters. Sage Publications.
Rubin, Claire B. et al. (1985) Community Recovery After a Major Natural Disaster. NHRAIC Monograph #41. University of CO at Boulder.
Haas, J. Eugene et al.(1977) Reconstruction Following Disaster MIT Press.