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The Friend

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.

'Delicious' Sunday Times 100 Best Summer Reads

'A true delight: I genuinely fear I won't read a better novel this year' Financial Times

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unravelling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

'Very, very clever. Mature. Entertaining. Eminently readable and re-readable. Absolutely delightful.' Irish Times

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * A Financial Times 2018 Best Book: Critics Pick * A Buzzfeed Best Book of 2018 * A Bustle Best Fiction Book of 2018 * An NPR Best Book of 2018

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Friend: A Novel
Author(s): Sigrid Nunez
ISBN: 0-7352-1944-3 / 978-0-7352-1944-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Friend (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Sigrid Nunez
ISBN: 1-4328-5008-3 / 978-1-4328-5008-1 (USA edition)
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Friend: Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
Author(s): Sigrid Nunez
ISBN: 0-349-01281-4 / 978-0-349-01281-0 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Friend: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-7352-1945-1 / 978-0-7352-1945-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Title: The Friend
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Title: The Friend
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Title: The Friend
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Title: The Friend: A Novel
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Title: The Friend: A Novel
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December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Friend: Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
Author(s): Sigrid Nunez
Publisher: Virago
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February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Friend: A Novel
Author(s): Sigrid Nunez
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA