Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - One Good Dog


Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  What book are you waiting for to be released?  Here's my pick:
 

Pub. Date March 2, 2010

(amazon)

One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters—one a man, one a dog— hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other. Susan Wilson’s clear and unflinching style is perfectly suited for her story that strips away the trappings and toys we all hide behind, and exposes our essential need to give and accept love in order to thrive.”—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
 
Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam’s sister has been missing for decades. That she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind. And that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose.

Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he’s worked so hard to achieve. He doesn’t believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service. But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance.

Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He’s been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance’s unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam. 
 
What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.
 

14 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful story. I look forward to your thought on it.

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  2. I loved 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' so I think I would also enjoy this book. It definitely sounds like something to put on my bookshelves.

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  3. Okay, I'm sucked in...this one's going on the list!

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  4. Aww.. I love that cover. Looks like a good read.

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  5. I'm a sucker for books involving pets. Great choice!!

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  6. This looks wonderful! I love books with animals as main characters! Added to my wish list!!

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  7. OK, now I'm waiting on this one too! Being an animal lover, I enjoy any book that features one of our four legged friends.

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  8. I wrote down this title and plan to buy it when it releases in March. Its theme resonates with me, from your post here.

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  9. This sounds so awesome. I will keep my eye on this one. :)

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