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Year of the Dog - A Novel (Hardcover): Shelby Hearon
Year of the Dog - A Novel (Hardcover): Shelby Hearon

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Year of the Dog - A Novel (Hardcover)

Shelby Hearon

Series: James A. Michener Fiction Series

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"Shelby Hearon's Year of the Dog reveals with utter clarity how both a dog and a novel are beloved companions that share--for an all-too-brief interval--our fraught and always unfamiliar world. We're all the more fortunate to know such sure-hearted, trusty guides." --Michael J. Rosen, author and editor of many books on canine companions, including Dog People, SPEAK!, and The Company of Dogs

When her husband dumps her for an old girlfriend and sets all of Peachland, South Carolina, gossiping, Janey Daniels has to get away--far away--for a "sabbatical" year. She flees to Burlington, Vermont, home of Aunt May, her mother's only living relative. There she adopts Beulah, a Labrador puppy in training to become a companion dog for the blind. Not for a moment does Janey suspect that this "year of the dog" will change her life forever.

Shelby Hearon is an acknowledged master at illuminating the nuances of relationships. In Year of the Dog, she explores the surprising ways that the heart heals after a betrayal. While Janey is training Beulah, Beulah leads Janey to a new love, James Maarten, a smart, "fidgety" teacher they meet at the dog park. As Janey soon discovers, James has suffered a betrayal of his own that makes it hard for him to open up and trust her with even the smallest details of his past. While Janey tries to help James, she also reaches out to her enigmatic Aunt May, a retired librarian reputed to be the friend, perhaps even the lover, of popular mystery writer Bert Greenwood. When Janey attempts to solve the twin mysteries of why her great aunt has distanced herself from the family--and what her true relationship is with Bert Greenwood--Beulah provides the clues that leadJaney to uncover the secrets of her aunt's life. By the time Beulah's stay with Janey comes to an end, the people whose lives she's linked will discover that healing and reconciliation can come in the most unexpected ways.


Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: James A. Michener Fiction Series
Release date: February 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: Shelby Hearon
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - With dust jacket / With dust jacket
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-71469-4
Barcode: 9780292714694
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General
LSN: 0-292-71469-6

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