Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
Writers Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp met at a book function but became friends because of their dogs. They talked about everything from their shared struggle with alcohol to their love of books. They walked the woods of New England and rowed on the Charles River. From disparate backgrounds, but with emotional similarities, these two private, fiercely self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either could ever have foreseen.
Their friendship helped them define the ordinary moments of life as the ones worth cherishing. But within a few years, Caroline Knapp was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimBazzett - LibraryThing
"It's an old story: I had a friend and we shared everything, and then she died and so we shared that, too." These opening lines from Gail Caldwell's memoir LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME for some reason ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizabethAndrew - LibraryThing
A gorgeous memoir. Rarely do you see friendship taken seriously as a subject worthy of literary exploration. This book is also a great example of how you don't need a dramatic experience to make a ... Read full review