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The Friend Free read á 104 ✓ ✭ The Friend Books ✯ Author Sigrid Nunez – Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereA moving story of love friendship grief healing and the magical bond between a woman and her dogWhen a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelon Librarian's note An alternate coverSeparated from the dog except for brief periods of time Isolated from the rest of the world increasingly obsessed with the dog's care determined to read its mind and fathom its heart she comes dangerously close to unraveling But while troubles abound rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Update Bumping my rating down to 2 stars The I think about it the I don't think the author's intentions were executed well This book was a miss for me but I’ve decided not to rate this 2 stars since I think that’s just a matter of my personal preference rather than the objective uality of the book It’s less of a story and a string of musings about literature life and death and how interconnected they can be The book aims to be thought provoking but I did not feel moved or attached to the writing despite my adoration for dogs and penchant for overthinking I think the book has a very niche audience that just isn’t for me

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Gainst grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master and by the threat of eviction dogs are prohibited in her apartment buildingWhile others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking the woman refuses to be. I loved the Great Dane Apollo but unfortunately couldn’t get into the book other than the sections that talked about Apollo

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The FriendLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereA moving story of love friendship grief healing and the magical bond between a woman and her dogWhen a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind Her own battle a. Update Friends as I had hoped this novel did win the National Book Award for 2018 See comments below where Wyndy first brought it to my attention that it was nominated This is such a well deserved honour for this author and this novel I hope the Award inspires all those who may have hesitated to read this Of the last four books I have read three have been about loss and grief It is another of those serendipities that I value as a reader and by itself gives cause for reflectionThis book does the same Many times I paused to ponder the words phrases and sentences I was readingThere are no names in this story save for one Apollo is a harleuin Great Dane dog who comes to the woman when her friend and mentor of many years dies and Wife Three cannot cope with the deep mourning of this left behind petThis novel presented a puzzle to me as well as a beautiful well told story Is she writing a letter to her friend and mentor who died Is she writing a book A biography of her friend the writer perhaps Are these thoughts and ideas ones that come to her and she records them in her journal It could be any one of those – or all of them I never found out for certain and ultimately it does not matterThe woman is mourning That is for certain The dog is in mourning – that is certain too Between the two of them with the threat of eviction hanging over their heads the woman’s apartment does not allow dogs they immerse themselves in each other’s grief and seek healing First for themselves and then for each other Or maybe for each other with the by product a healing for themselves The passages on writing are extraordinary contradictory at times and remind us exactly how subjective certain aspects of life and death are I personally do not know of a family that has not been touched by suicide at one time or another Through this woman’s literary uotes and musings of her own I came to understand suicide at levels I had not even thought of beforeThere are passages on the relationship between Apollo and the woman and their many ups and downs in the process of building a relationship that would serve them both The woman is reminded many times during this novel of small stories about people she knew not just her friend and mentor but others who sparked recollections that connected with her present momentsThere are also many passages on writers and writing; on readers and reading Here is one small piece that had an impact on me as did so much of the writing I hope that even removed from context its meaning comes through The woman as is the case in most of this story is addressing her friend But the truth was you had become so dismayed by the ubiuity of careless reading that something had happened that you had thought never could happen you had started not to care whether people read you or not And though you knew your publisher would spit in your eye for saying so you were inclined to agree with whoever it was who said that no truly good book would find than three thousand readers I am not sure how so much managed to be housed in the pages of this book of less than 200 pages It is almost like opening a box that has many smaller boxes inside it The box isn’t big but it can hold many many containers within I highly recommend finding a copy of this as soon as you can and I hope that your explorations reveal as many gold nuggets and gemstones as it did for meEdited to add This novel is on the list voting is tomorrow I believe for the National Book Award for fiction Thank you so much to our friend Wyndy who posted this link