Book of the Week: Lily and the Octopus

Lily the Dachshund has an octopus that has taken residency upon her head.

Lily the Dachshund has an octopus that has taken residency upon her head.

Well, that’s how her owner, Ted, prefers to view the tumour that is slowly sucking the life out of his 12-year-old pooch.

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Originally written as a way to heal from his own dachshund’s death, Steven Rowley’s adult fictional story of Lily will resonate with anyone who holds a beloved pet in their heart.

While Ted tries to deal with his aging dog, he is forced to realize he is aging, too, and is living a life of self-imposed isolation and loneliness.

This book holds sadness but also much laughter, a bit of imaginative magical fantasy, and many endearing conversations between Ted and the vibrantly, living-life-large Lily.

Lily’s zest for living and SPEAKING! IN! ALL! EXCLAMATION! POINTS! is brought to life by the amazing narration of Michael Urie in the audiobook.

Whether you read or listen to this story, you will be reaching for a tissue and laughing out loud. (Reader’s tip: Do NOT read or listen to the last chapter in public.)  

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