Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Google eBook)
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They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Gail Caldwell's New Life, No Instructions.
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Review: Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of FriendshipUser Review - Laura Robb - Goodreads
A beautiful story about a special, loving friendship, their dogs, the experience of losing a loved one... Extremely well written and touching. Read full review
Review: Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of FriendshipUser Review - Corinne - Goodreads
I was given this book for my 37th birthday and didn't read the back cover. I dove right in and was immersed in the emotions of the author. When Gail told her dying dog, Clementine, to go find Caroline, I was heartbroken. Read full review