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Lily and the Octopus
by Steven Rowley

Published: 2016-06-07
Hardcover : 320 pages
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Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer…a profound experience.” —The Washington Post

Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart.

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Introduction

Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer…a profound experience.” —The Washington Post

Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart.

When you sit down with Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride.

The magic of this novel is in the read, and we don’t want to spoil it by giving away too many details.

We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.

For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.

Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.

Remember the last book you told someone they had to read?

Lily and the Octopus is the next one.

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What does the Octopus represent a in your life?
by jbecker (see profile) 04/22/17

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Go to the dog park and skip reading the book.
by mbpazazz (see profile) 08/18/16

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  "Very Moving"by lpollinger (see profile) 07/01/18

Ted and Lily have been together since Lily was a pup. Lily has shown Ted how to live and love. She also has shown him that life does go on after a great loss.

 
by LauraAdams (see profile) 11/29/17

 
  "Lily and the Octopus "by jbecker (see profile) 04/22/17

Clever and witty writing. Pleasure to read.

 
by mbpazazz (see profile) 08/18/16

 
  "A tender tale about man and his best friend!"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 07/31/16

Lily and the Octopus, Steven Rowley, author; Michael Urie, narrator
Ted Flask is 34 years old. He is a writer. Lily is 12 years old which is 84 in dog years. She is a dachshund. She is Ted
... (read more)

 
  "Lily and the Octopus - A Fun and Moving Read"by nbaker (see profile) 07/18/16

Lily and the Octopus was like a breath of fresh air. A bit whimsical, a lot comical and extremely emotional. For anyone who has ever loved and lost a four-legged friend, this story is a test... (read more)

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