Thorndike Press

Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets

  • Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • ISBN-10: 1432885170
  • ISBN-13: 9781432885175
  • DDC: 636.088
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 306 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2021

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Features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres — including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction.



A New York Times Bestselling Author

Over 84 million Americans own a pet, and our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and center. Lost Companions fills a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends.


Customer Reviews

“Highly recommended for all animal lovers who inevitably must deal with the death of their pets.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“[A] moving and intimate study . . . Anyone who’s found it difficult to deal with the fact that pets’ ‘lives are so much shorter’ than humans’ will appreciate this compassionate work.”

— Publishers Weekly

“A touching, sensitive journey that will, like Masson’s previous books, find a wide audience.”

— Kirkus Reviews