Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Hardcover, Large Print)

A Memoir of Friendship

By Gail Caldwell

Center Point, 9781602858480, 207pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Summer 2012 Reading Group

“This is the heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of the author's deep friendship with writer Caroline Knapp. Through rowing, swimming, writing, their dogs, and sharing life experiences, they nurture a connection that we would all love to have with someone. An honest and unforgettable tribute to best friends.”
— Ellen Jarrett, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
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August 2010 Indie Next List

“This is the heart-warming and heart-wrenching story of the author's deep friendship with writer Caroline Knapp. Through rowing, swimming, writing, their dogs, and sharing life experiences, they nurture a connection that we would all love to have with someone. An honest and unforgettable tribute to best friends.”
— Ellen Jarrett, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
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Description

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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