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AUTHOR: Sigrid Nunez
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WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD. A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When 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 against 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 building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

Characters: 79. Amazon rating: 4 stars. Genre: Fiction.


 

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PtI   ListenLa Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf.
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II   Lilya 4ever on IMDB.
IV   White God on Wikipedia.
V   ListenHungarian Rhapsody No 2 on YouTube.
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