Anastasia Frey Iragui

We buried her in the North Woods of Central Park, near our home. We named her Anastasia... 

Anastasia Frey

We buried her in the North Woods of Central Park, near our home. We named her Anastasia... 

Dear Griffin

  March 2001, the 17th Griffin, It’s a cold, snow-covered day... 

Dear Isabelle

Dear sweet Isabelle, There is so much I want to say to you. From the moment I found... 

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One by one every woman I know approaches me carrying words it happened to me my mother my... 

The Other Child

Why can’t they understand? If I become blind In one of my eyes, Of course I am... 

The Empty Place

Since you’ve been gone there is a place inside of us that is shaped like you so... 

Truly, Madly, Deeply

When we heard, we knew, we laughed we cried. We fell so in love with you. The business... 

Yours Was the Heart

Yours was the heart I could have cared most for in this world and yours was the heart... 

Nobody Knew You

Nobody knew you ” Sorry about the miscarriage dear, but you couldn’t... 

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From Despair to Dawn

“The anguish completely paralyzed me,” wrote Henri Nouwen in The Inner Voice of Love. “I could no longer sleep. I cried uncontrollably for hours. I could not be reached by consoling words or arguments … All had become darkness. Within me there was one long scream coming from a place I didn’t know existed, a place full of... [Read more of this review]

Solace from Silence: Comforting the Bereaved

One night when I was in high school, my mom came into my room to tell me that my friend Sara’s father had died. I didn’t know what to do, so I called another friend who had recently lost her father. She said, “Get in your car and go over there.” So that’s what I did, along with a few of Sara’s closest friends. In... [Read more of this review]

After a Miscarriage

Last summer, when I was round with my second child, perpetually devouring ice cubes as Natalie somersaulted in my womb, a friend came to visit. I had heard that she’d recently had a miscarriage, but she hadn’t yet told me herself. And I was afraid — in the way that everyone seems to be — of what I would say and how I would say it. I... [Read more of this review]

Rachel’s Tears

Aslan’s death so filled their minds that they hardly thought of it…. And down they both knelt in the wet grass and kissed his cold face and stroked his beautiful fur — what was left of it — and they cried till they could cry no more. And then they looked at each other and held each other’s hands and cried again and then again were... [Read more of this review]

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