When my father died, I couldn’t afford to take time off. This is the reality for many.

He went to lengths to minimize the financial impact his death would have on us

My father died before I could properly say goodbye. Here’s how I remember our final visits.

When my mother passed 20 years earlier, I had warning — and an opportunity to bid her farewell

What to say — and what not to say — to someone who’s experienced a miscarriage

For many, a miscarriage can be an isolating time

Her husband was killed in a mass shooting. Now she’s finishing his life’s work.

Sportswriter John McNamara never had the chance to finish his last book. Andrea Chamblee did it for him.

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room

A decade ago, her brother disappeared. She took her pain and turned it into a moving tale.

While billed as a mystery, Jean Kwok’s ‘Searching for Sylvie Lee’ transcends the genre

Avoiding a difficult conversation? Nora McInerny knows what to say.

Watch the podcast host and author lend advice to Lily readers on a new video show

Life without John: Cindy McCain reflects on fighting for the late senator’s legacy

‘If there’s one thing about the McCain clan: We’re strong’

Six years ago, I almost lost my triplets. Now I’m pregnant again, and I realized I have PTSD.

I was suddenly forced into facing my fears

‘Lost and Wanted’ is a spooky tale that explores friendship, loss — and physics

Nell Freudenberger’s new novel begins with a mysterious phone call