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The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant
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Dec 14, 2010

it was amazing

This book is about an old woman who outlives all her fiends and family. She is so lonely that she names all the things around her that she knows she will outlive. Then one day a puppy shows up. The old woman decides to feed the puppy, but she always sends it away since she refuses to invite something into her life that she may outlive. The puppy comes back each day, until one day it doesn't. The woman tries looking for the dog and calling the dog catcher. When she finally finds him she decides that she was lucky to have known the people, even the ones she did outlive, so she names the dog Lucky.

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