Lily and the Octopus (Hardcover)

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The book is beautifully written yet heartbreaking story. You will laugh and you will cry. Lily is a 12 year old dachshund, with a tumor on her head. Her owner, Ted, refuses to recognize the tumor and refers to it as an octopus instead. This book is about the deep bond that can exist between humans and dogs. Ted is a witty but lonely guy who has awesome conversations and adventures with his dachsund. There is a bit of magical realism ( you'll know it when you get there) but it fits into the story very well.

— Debbie

June 2016 Indie Next List


“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



Product Details
ISBN: 9781471154348
ISBN-10: 1471154343
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date: July 14th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English