Articles // Essays

Staying Connected With Life

under submission Twenty-five years ago, at my college reunion dinner, classmates pulled snapshots of their kids out of ...
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“When A Friend Crosses Over”

Dalmatian Club of America Spotter, Summer Issue 2010 I had promised Gulliver that when his time came I would ...
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Introduction to Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton

Counterpoint Press, 2011; originally published by Little, Brown, 1994 INTRODUCTION Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to ...
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Pick a Dick

Random House/Villard, 1997 Nineteen fifty-nine: I’m six years old, sitting cross-legged on the rough brown rug in front of ...
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“Foreword” to Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

Houghton Mifflin, 1991 In 1987, I received with sadness the news that Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters was to go ...
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An Extraordinary Path

under submission Even after our divorce, I didn’t meet my ex-husband’s new wife for three years, well after ...
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A Tortured Inheritance

New York Times, 4.2.2010 I have been crying for Nicholas Hughes. I never met Nicholas, yet I believe ...
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A DAUGHTER’S STORY: I KNEW HER BEST

New York Times Book Review, 8.18.91In August of 1974, at a candlelit dinner in a restaurant in Cambridge, ...
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