Words cannot adequately express the immediate sense of loss that I felt when I learned of Mr. Zaslow's unexpected passing. His honest, insightful stories touched my heart as no other writer has done. "The Girls from Ames" inspired me to reestablish the bonds of friendship with 6 long-time friends of my own.
As I read "The Magic Room" now, I often have to stop, overcome by emotion. That book is such a bittersweet legacy of love for his own wife and daughters. May God comfort all of his family and friends with the knowledge that he touched and helped so many with his truly gifted words.