Lily and the Octopus is a profound book about all the important things in life — love, how to let go, how important it is to live in the moment, and how one big love can lead to another. And Lily, dear Lily, is at the center– a smart, movie-loving dog who would never pass up the chance at some good ice cream, tofurkey dinner, or beaming her unconditional love at her human companion, Ted. Told with humor, compassion, and a quirky sense of life’s possibilities, Lily and the Octopus will hold you by the heart long after the final page is turned.
— Pam Cady, University Book Store, Seattle, WA
This book is not just a story of a man and his dog; it is funny and kooky and totally endearing. Part Life of Pi and part The Art of Racing in the Rain, this is magically written.
— Judy de Jonge, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA