Indie Next ListAugust 2010
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
In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Gail Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.
About the Author
Gail Caldwell is the chief book critic for the Boston Globe, where she has been a staff writer and critic since 1985. In 2001, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. She has served on many national literary juries, including several times as chair of the fiction jury for the Pulitzer Prize and the Bingham Fellowship for PEN America. She is a member of PEN International and the author of A Strong West Wind. Gail lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, her titles include Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman, Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts, and several Jayne Ann Krentz novels. Joyce lives in West Michigan.
Praise for Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship…
"An exquisite testament to the bittersweet depths of love and loss." ---Patricia B. McConnell, author of For the Love of a Dog