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One Good Dog

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ISBN13: 9780312571252
ISBN10: 0312571259
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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.

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

One Good Dog is 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.

Synopsis:

The story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.

Synopsis:

"Fans of Marley and Me will find a new dog to cheer for in this insightful heart-tugger."

—Publishers Weekly Two lives. Two second chances.

The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men hed always gone out of his way to avoid.Chance was born in an inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what. Bred to fight, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world. When the moment presented itself, Chance made a break for it in a new life on the street.Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each others lives. Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start. And a new heart. But will this unlikely friendship withstand the forces that want to tear them apart? "Evokes both laughter and tears, but the ending assures you that humans and dogs are capable of redemption."—Library Journal

Synopsis:

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 Wilsons 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 Adams 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 hes worked so hard to achieve. He doesnt 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. Hes 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 Chances 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.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed author Susan Wilson brings us a touching yet unblinkingly authentic tale of loss and rediscovery, of true friendship and learning whats truly important in life.

One note. Three words. And Adam Marchs well-ordered life and well-laid plans are shattered.

The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Due to an untimely collision of arrogance, stress, circumstance, and a momentary loss of self-control, Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men hed always gone out of his way to avoid.

One instant of opportunity. Enough for one dog to find his freedom.

Chance was born in an inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what. Bred to fight, and damn good at it, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world. Not that he wished for something better; that world was all he knew. But when the moment presented itself, Chance made the most of it in a new life on the street, for a little while.

Two lives. Two second chances.

Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each others lives. Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start. And a new heart.

Thats One Good Dog.

About the Author

Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of books including Cameo Lake and Beauty, a modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," which was made into a CBS-TV movie. She lives on Marthas Vineyard.

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tncrab, April 20, 2010 (view all comments by tncrab)
This is a book for dog lovers. I really enjoyed the way the author wove the story between the man who had a nervous breakdown and the pit bull mix dog that was bred to be a fighter. It is a highly emotional book that takes you from lows to highs several times. It was difficult to read the last 20 pages through the tears but worth it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312571252
Author:
Wilson, Susan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Adamson, Rick
Author:
Berman, Fred
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110201
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 CDs, 8.5 hours
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312571252 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , One Good Dog is 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
The story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Fans of Marley and Me will find a new dog to cheer for in this insightful heart-tugger."

—Publishers Weekly Two lives. Two second chances.

The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men hed always gone out of his way to avoid.Chance was born in an inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what. Bred to fight, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world. When the moment presented itself, Chance made a break for it in a new life on the street.Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each others lives. Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start. And a new heart. But will this unlikely friendship withstand the forces that want to tear them apart? "Evokes both laughter and tears, but the ending assures you that humans and dogs are capable of redemption."—Library Journal

"Synopsis" by ,
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 Wilsons 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 Adams 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 hes worked so hard to achieve. He doesnt 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. Hes 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 Chances 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.

"Synopsis" by ,

Acclaimed author Susan Wilson brings us a touching yet unblinkingly authentic tale of loss and rediscovery, of true friendship and learning whats truly important in life.

One note. Three words. And Adam Marchs well-ordered life and well-laid plans are shattered.

The very definition of a hard-nosed businessman, Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Not for his social-climbing wife or for his rebellious teenage daughter. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Due to an untimely collision of arrogance, stress, circumstance, and a momentary loss of self-control, Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men hed always gone out of his way to avoid.

One instant of opportunity. Enough for one dog to find his freedom.

Chance was born in an inner-city cellar, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what. Bred to fight, and damn good at it, he lived in a dank, dark, and vicious world. Not that he wished for something better; that world was all he knew. But when the moment presented itself, Chance made the most of it in a new life on the street, for a little while.

Two lives. Two second chances.

Thrown together, Adam and Chance fill the holes in each others lives. Adam gives Chance his first real home, a haven he never could have imagined, while Chance gives Adam a new start. And a new heart.

Thats One Good Dog.

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