Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Three Dog Life

This is a memoir by Abigail Thomas describing and reflecting on the years of her life following her husband's traumatic brain injury. (He was hit by a car trying to save their dog who'd gotten loose from a new and faulty leash from being hit by a car.) They'd both been writers, living in NYC. She was not able to care for him so she put him in a live-in facility far from the city. To be close to him, she gave up her city life and moved to a house in the country near the facility. It's sparely told and not at all self pitying. Stephen King describes it as "[t]he best memoir I have ever read."

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