“On a whim I took this book home to read and found I couldn’t put it down. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp were introduced by a mutual friend. They had so much in common: writing, drinking (in the past), athletic competitiveness, dogs, and their love of books. For several years this amazing friendship ran deep and true. Then Knapp was diagnosed with lung cancer and died a short time later. This shining, unsentimental memoir is about their friendship as well as what happens when death intervenes. There is something incredible and necessary about women’s friendships, and for any woman who knows that bond, this book will resonate with you and you will want to share it.
This conversation between Caldwell and a friend made me smile: ‘Men don’t really understand women’s friendships do they?’ Caldwell asked her friend. ‘Oh God, no,’ she said. ‘And we must never tell them.’ Caldwell truly honors her friend’s life and death with this exceptional memoir.”—Sue, Paulina Springs Books, with locations in Redmond and Sisters, OR