by Sigrid Nunez
Reviewed by Linda:
Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, this novel is for and about writers, teachers of writing, and those who love fine writing. The narrator is a woman who loses her beloved literary mentor to suicide and finds herself left with his Great Dane (in a small New York City apartment where dogs are forbidden). An eloquent tale of love, grief, and life with a dog who is also learning how to survive loss.