MAD ABOUT MAIRA

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This week’s memoir is decidedly not about grief, but like all the other memoirs that captivate my attention, it is about love. Maira Kalman’s Beloved Dog lifts me up like nothing else can. I feel the absence of Bille + Virginia more intensely when I am in Ojai since it was our final hangout. I miss their sounds, their smells, the way they’d press their bodies into mine. And oh so much more . . . . Kalman is besotted with dogs, all dogs, not just her own. I am right there with her.

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