Lily and the Octopus
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Lily and the Octopus


This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can’t live without.For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog....

Title:Lily and the Octopus
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Lily and the Octopus Reviews

  • karen
    Nov 10, 2016

    congratulations! semifinalist in goodreads' best fiction AND debut author categories 2016! i added this book to my to-read list back when i heard about it, but it was one of those wobbly to-read inten...

  • Jennifer Masterson
    Jul 04, 2016

    "Lily and the Octopus" was hysterical before it became sad! The audio version is as good as audio gets! Actor, Michael Urie, absolutely hit this out of the ballpark!!! People tell me they don't like a...

  • Emily May
    Jul 20, 2016

    This is a very cute story about a man and his beloved dachshund. You probably already know what happens, as is the nature of these kinds of books, but it was far less cheesy than it might have been. R...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Nov 14, 2016

    I DID NOT WANT TO CRY TODAY! DAMN IT! *Some spoilers*I put off reading this book for some time. I would look over at the book in my stacks and say..not today. Because. I knew I was going to cry. And I...

  • Stephanie
    Nov 14, 2016

    5 shining stars ... quirky and emotional story of how a man handles the failing health of his beloved dog....Ted is in his early 30's and has recently gone through a break-up. He's seeing a psychologi...

  • Diane Barnes
    May 17, 2016

    You can't say I wasn't warned. First of all, dog stories tend to have sad endings. Then on the first page you learn that Lily, the dachshund is 12 years old, 84 in people years. Again, not promising. ...

  • Carolyn
    May 21, 2016

    Ted Flask is a 42 year old writer who is recovering from a breakup with his longtime partner. He is lonely and isolated but his best friend Lily, a 12y old dachshund makes his life worth living. He an...

  • Cathrine ?
    Jul 12, 2016

    3.75Having raised 4 dachshunds myself I could not pass this one up. It’s a unique, funny, charming, quirky, defensive, obsessive, and problematic story, just like the breed itself. A fictional tail ...

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Aug 23, 2016

    4 BEGIN! THE! STORY! OF! ME! [NetGalley requested no quoting from preview copy, but I just had to – sorry.]The “me” of this command is Lily, a small, elderly (87 in people years, we’re told)...

  • Diane
    Jun 26, 2016

    I love Lily! And hate the Octopus. And Animal Surgical and Emergency Center (p. 252) is a real place. Been there. Many times.Congratulations to author Steven Rowley on the success of his first book. I...