By Gail Caldwell
“It’s an outdated, outdated tale: I had a pal and we shared every thing, after which she died and so we shared that, too.”
So starts off this beautiful memoir by means of Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell, a testomony to the ability of friendship, a narrative of ways a unprecedented bond among ladies can light up the loneliest, funniest, toughest moments in existence, together with the ultimate and supreme challenge.
They met over their canine. either writers, Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp, writer of Drinking: A Love Story, grew to become top pals, conversing approximately every little thing from their shared background of a fight with alcohol, to their relationships with males and associates, to their love of books. They walked the woods of latest England and rowed at the Charles River, and the miles they logged on land and water grew to become a degree of the inner floor they lined. From disparate backgrounds yet with notable emotional similarities, those deepest, fiercely self-reliant ladies created an attachment extra profound than both of them may well ever have foreseen.
The friendship helped them outline the standard moments of lifestyles because the ones worthy cherishing. Then, a number of years into this amazing connection, Knapp used to be clinically determined with terminal lung cancer.
With her signature beautiful prose, Caldwell mines the inner most degrees of devotion and grief during this relocating memoir approximately treasuring and wasting a ally. Let’s Take the good way Home is a party of existence and of the adjustments that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once more, why Gail Caldwell is famous as one in every of our bravest and such a lot sincere literary voices.