This made me cry. I wish this wonderful new writer all the very best with her debut novel Our Endless Numbered Days by Tin House in mid March. I’m excited to read it.
A letter to my husband’s dead first wife
There are two things I want to thank you for.
You and I never met, never got to know each other, never talked about books and writing, never shared confidences over a glass of wine, but we have shared the same husband. I know from him and your best friend that you were shy and quiet, that you took a long time to get to know someone well, but I like to think we might have been friends.
It’s obvious, but without you dying I would never have met Tim. He loved you, (still loves you) and would never have gone looking for someone new if you had lived. All that is true, but the first thing I want to thank you for is what you made him promise: that after you’d gone he wouldn’t stay on his own; he…
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