Thursday, February 25, 2010

T-B-R Thursday (11)

It's T-B-R Thursday once again!

This is the day of the week that I add a new book to my To-Be-Read pilewhich is growing by leaps and bounds. I have very eclectic tastes when it comes to books. You might find a romance, a bestseller, or even a classic adding to my pile every week.

A new book on my radar this week:

One Good Dog by Susan Wilson

Synopsis and Info courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: March 02, 2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardcover, 320pp
  • Sales Rank: 27,633

Publishers Weekly

Fans of Marley and Me will find a new dog to cheer for in Wilson's (Beauty) insightful heart-tugger about Adam March, a Boston man recovering from the shame of a foolish crime, and Chance, a scrappy pit bull mix trying to escape the illegal dogfight circuit. Adam, 46, is a ruthless self-made millionaire married to an icy socialite living a picture-perfect existence that includes a teen princess daughter. Then he loses his job for slapping his assistant, Sophie, full across the face after she gives him a message that reads: “Your sister called.” Forty years ago, Adam's sister, Veronica, ran away leaving Adam with their widowed dad, who subsequently placed Adam into foster care. For his violent act, Adam is sentenced to perform community service at a homeless men's shelter where the adorable Chance teaches Adam about survival and what matters. Chance tells his story in his own words, which makes his mistreatment and return to the fighting pit powerfully disturbing. Combined with Wilson's unflinching portrayal of Adam's struggle to overcome his past, Old Yeller's got nothing on this very good man and his dog story. (Mar.)


Tales of Whimsy said...

I like dog tales :0)
(no pun intended)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I so want to read this --releases 3/2. Great pick

Suzanne Yester said...

This is also on my radar! I love dog tales and this is sure to be a heart tugger!

Llehn said...

I've been looking for a good dog book for a friend. This sounds right up her alley!

jellybelly82158 said...

I like dog tales. This ones sounds good