'"Because Stanley came into my life in 2001 and Sophie in 2004, this is a tale, tangentially, about Manhattan in those first confounding years of the new millennium. Years when our lives were a rhubarb of noisy emotion: a devil's chorus of fear, blatting rage, birring anxiety, tweedling incredulity, roupy sorrow."
'Stanley and Sophie is a book that woofs. Ostensibly an animal book, it's about two beloved border terriers in New York City and two monkeys in Bali. It is also a book about terrorism, about grieving, about finding one's way through sadness, and about remaking a life.' (Libraries Australia)