Diane Cole | The Sun Magazine

Diane Cole

Diane Cole’s book reviews, essays and fiction have appeared in many national magazines. She lives in New York City.

— From June 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Words Left Unsaid

Words alone had not knitted us together; neither could silence tear the fabric. I remember a crisp fall afternoon when I started to tell my mother that I loved her, that seeing her suffer was more pain than I could bear, that — she held out her arms to stop me. “Don’t speak,” she said, “or we’ll both cry.”

June 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Bedtime Reading

Soon after I met the man who is now my husband — it was our second date, I think — Peter explained one of his chief requirements in a woman: “Let’s go to the library. We’ve got to be able to read in the same room together.”

May 1987
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