“More than a decade out of the world spotlight, hers was now a life consumed by a torturous, private struggle. Her husband’s generous spirit — once among the most commanding on Earth — had been reduced by Alzheimer’s to a passing flicker of semi-cognizance.” Nancy Reagan died over the weekend. WaPo reflects on her toughest battle. The ‘long, long goodbye’ to the man she loved

+ The Guardian: Nancy Reagan, a life in pictures.

+ We lost another key part of America’s story over the weekend. From The Post and Courier: Pat Conroy, the Lowcountry’s Prince of Tides, passes away. “I am Santini, the Great Santini.”