A new book discusses the infinite world of loss and the possibilities of finding

Author Kathryn Schulz describes the process of grieving and the existential strangeness of someone being here one minute and gone the next.

Death is all around us, as thousands die every day from a virus that we seem to always be trying to get under control. But loss — be it loved ones, friendships, work, or even trivial, everyday materials — occurs all the time, even if it’s sometimes in smaller ways than others.

“This idea of ‘lost and found’ is somehow simultaneously this humble place that we’re all familiar with, where the consequence of entropy reigns.”  — Kathryn Schulz, New Yorker staff writer and author of the new book, “Lost & Found”


Listen: How losing something can sometimes lead to finding or learning something else.

 


Kathryn Schulz is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of the new book “Lost & Found.” Schulz says she both fell in love and observed her father’s death in quick succession of each other. “This idea of ‘lost and found’ is somehow simultaneously this humble place that we’re all familiar with, where the consequence of entropy reigns,” she says.

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