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Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances (Reprint) (Paperback) (Ellen Cooney)

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A Best New Book of the Week from People"This book will grab your heart and not let go."—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me“A wise, engaging meditation on dogs, love, and recovery from pain. Come. Sit. Read!” —Lily King, author ofEuphoriaand The Pleasing Hour“If you’ve ever loved a dog, this book is a must-read.” —Missourian The Sanctuary is a refuge for strays and rescued dogs. Evie has joined a training program there, though she knows almost nothing about animals. Like the greyhound who won’t move, the Rottweiler with attitude problems, or the hound who might be a candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie has a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life she didn’t choose. Heartfelt and hilarious in turn, this is a deeply moving story of the countless ways in which humans and canines help each other find new lives, new selves, and new hope.“This is a miracle of a book . . . Cooney is such a wise genius of a writer, and her sentences keep surprising you, but are never the point in themselves. I read with a kind of mental breathlessness. If Cooney needs someone to convince her to write a sequel, I volunteer.” —Gail Godwin, author of Evensong and Publishing“A moving and joyous romp . . . All the dogs are wonderfully, fully drawn characters . . . A brilliantly crafted, uplifting book.” —The Bark
Sanctuary. Place of refuge. Training school. Command center for The Network. Home for strays and rescued dogs.

Evie is stuck at The Inn, managed by the stern and mysterious Mrs. Auberchon, although she?s supposed to join a training program at The Sanctuary. That?s what she signed up for?never mind that she lied and doesn?t know the first thing about animals except what she?s learned from a breed guide, from the notes someone keeps leaving, and from videos online, like one that asks: Please can more people be nicer to dogs?

Once up on the mountain with staffers, volunteers, and her dog students, Evie takes notes on the new things she?s learning. Alpha. Forgiveness. Play. Rehabilitation. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns every time he?s adopted, and the rottweiler who?s a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie came from a troubled past. She writes: ?Rescue. Best. Verb. Ever.? As she creates her own training manual, she may even write an entry on herself.

A worthy shelf-mate to books by Garth Stein and Carolyn Parkhurst, this is a brilliantly engaging novel about finding fellow animals who may bring you a deeper sense of home, healing, and the power of inventing a future.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Ellen Cooney
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2015
TCIN: 16978038
UPC: 9780544483934
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9201
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