Notes for the Everlost
When Kate Inglis's twin boys were born prematurely, one survived and the other did not.
Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of loss will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers a beacon as we practice integrating loss into life.
Inglis’s story is a springboard that can help other bereaved parents—and anyone who has experienced wrenching loss—navigate and reflect on survival; the unique isolation of bereavement; the fortitude of like-minded community and small kindnesses; and dealing with family, friends, and bystanders post-loss. Inglis's unique voice—at once brash, irreverent, and achingly beautiful—creates a nuanced picture of the landscape of grief, encompassing waves of disbelief and emptiness, moments of unexpected affinity and lightness, and the compassion that grows from our most intense chapters of the human experience.
"Notes for the Everlost is the most beautifully written book I have read in ages, and a great deal more besides: comforting and sad; full of riddles and wisdom; an unsparing map of grief, with its stubborn terrain, dark jokes, and switchback heartbroken roads. This book is great company for terrible times." —Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck & Other Stories