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.
One Good Dog by Susan Wilson: How Trusting Garth Stein’s Judgement Led Me To An Amazing Story
I love the New Y0rk Times and the Kirkus Reviews, I really do. But for me, it’s more convincing for me to read a book if one really amazing author that I really respect likes that book. I wasn’t sure about this book, but I read it because I felt I owed it to Garth Stein, who has written The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is one of my 5 star books.
“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
I trusted Garth Stein’s judgement, so I decided to read this book.
And Garth Stein and Susan Wilson did not disappoint me. One reviewer said that this book was for younger readers, but this book is not for younger readers.This book is probably for adults and teenagers.
It was a beautiful story that I really enjoyed reading. I don’t know if I’m totally for Susan Wilson’s writing voice but that was fine. It was still a great read.
I guess what I really loved about this story is Adam March’s growth and the growth of the dog beside him. The characters that they portray and the connections they make feel realistic. The cruelty, fear, love and transformation in this book is apparent, fierce and brave. I loved this story and I think that Susan Wilson did a great job of writing it. A wonderful read about a man and his dog, and life after those mistakes that keep on following you.
pg count for the hardback: 310
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