If you happen to be done with your book and looking for a recommendation, I have something for you. I love Gail Caldwell's book Let's Take the Long Way Home...a memoir of friendship.
"It's an old, old story: I had a friend and we shared everything, and then she died and so we shared that, too."
Here's a great You Tube interview about the book.
This is an incredible book by a Pulitzer Prize winner. Many other topics are covered: dogs, sobriety, cancer, New England, writing, men, success...grief.