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One Night Two Souls Went Walking

(2020)
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A young interfaith chaplain is joined on her hospital rounds one night by an unusual companion: a rough-and-tumble dog who may or may not be a ghost. As she tends to the souls of her patients—young and old, living last moments or navigating fundamentally altered lives—their stories provide unexpected healing for her own heartbreak. Balancing wonder and mystery with pragmatism and humor, Ellen Cooney (A Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances) returns to Coffee House Press with a generous, intelligent novel that grants the most challenging moments of the human experience a shimmer of light and magical possibility.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Whenever I read Ellen Cooney, I feel like I am in the presence of a cunning medium—an unwavering mind reader of memories, dreams. One Night Two Souls Went Walking has the familiarity of old fairy-tale books, the steadiness of Tove Jansson, the abstraction of Silvina Ocampo, and something entirely new. A lovely and grave novel." - Kate Bernheimer

"The very rare book that pierces both spirit and sense of humor. One Night Two Souls Went Walking wrapped me in its warm wisdom from the start. Reading it was like reading a Mary Oliver poem or Marilynne Robinson novel—radiant, humane, splendidly joyous." - Alyson Hagy

"A poetic story of wandering souls, filled with the beauty of human encounters and the sorrows of departure." - Dorthe Nors


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Paperback Editions

November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Night Two Souls Went Walking
Author(s): Ellen Cooney
ISBN: 1-56689-597-9 / 978-1-56689-597-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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November 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Night Two Souls Went Walking
Author(s): Ellen Cooney
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU