When Harry Met Minnie is the story of Martha Teichner and Carol Fertig, and their dogs who fall in love. Martha has no idea how her life is going to change when she loses her bull terrier Goose, and her dog Minnie is distraught for months, unable to cope with her loss. Then, through a series of unlikely circumstances, Martha is introduced to Carol and Harry. This story follows Martha and Carol's growing friendship in the last years of Carol's life, as well as the bond created when Martha commits to taking Harry on when Carol can no longer care for him properly.
This memoir is very well-written and definitely punches you in the gut with the tragic nature of the events detailed inside. It's a story of loss, love, friendship, hope, and wild circumstances that have unexpected and wonderful consequences. It's hard to believe these things happened to real people.
I really enjoyed the content of the book and thought it was a warm and earnest story. However, I found myself easily getting pulled out of the book and having to re-read passages. I'm not sure if that's because this isn't the typical genre I read or if the story just wasn't immersive enough to fully hold my attention. I think this is a strong piece of writing, and I'd recommend it to people who love memoirs, dogs, and connections between unlikely, but true friends.