Beach Reads: “Lily and the Octopus”

“Lily and the Octopus” by Steven Rowley

Speculative Fiction/Fantasy/Humor
Publication Date: June 7, 2016

Lily is a dog and the Octopus is her tumor, which her loving best friend, Ted, has christened in order to make sense of the awful thing that is happening to his pet, with whom he can communicate. This is a quirky and heart wrenching tale of companionship, love, loss and friendship and has significant buzz for the debut author Rowley.

This book is available in print at the Avalon Free Public Library, and as an eBook online through the library’s website. All Cape May County residents are eligible for library cards at the Avalon Free Public Library, 235 32nd St., Avalon. For book availability and other information, call (609) 967-7155 or visit