Monday, October 3, 2011

Let's Take the Long Way Home

Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

By Gail Caldwell

Gail Caldwell has written a beautiful and very heartfelt book of friendship between women. She captures the importance and depth of such a relationship.

Originally, she and Caroline (Knapp) connect through the common bond of their love of dogs. Over the following years Gail and Caroline become the best of friends, experiencing many life situations, serious issues, and remain connected through it all.

There is strength in numbers. When we are young we don’t realize the ease with which we have of making friends. School, our neighborhood, church, clubs and functions all offer opportunities to make friends. As we age, we connect through employment, parenting situations, clubs, social scenes, and of course the many technological opportunities. But it is more difficult to find time to make the real, deep, intense connection of true friendship, as we once did.

“Let’s Take the Long Way Home” is a tribute to Gail and Caroline, and a gift to all women and their friendships, highlighting the importance of this female bond and its effect on our lives. This book is meant to be read and shared. I fully recommend that women read and savor this book. Appreciate it, and your women friends. If you are blessed with a special one, let her know…now.


  1. I'm fond of books that highlight friendships and will definitely add this to my list.

    Have a lovely week!

  2. Hey you!
    I've been thinking about you a LOT!
    How are you doing????

  3. This sounds like a great book. Will definitely have to look it up at my library. I haven't been that great a friend since the babies came along. But I am trying to better at it....a good friend is so worth it!