Walking in Circles Before Lying Down

Walking in Circles Before Lying Down

eBook - 2006
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Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," her Life Coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations, her eccentric mother is busy promoting the culmination of her life's work: The Every Holiday Tree, and her father is ending his brief third marriage while scheduling two dates for the same night. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back? It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs--and man's best friend has a lot to say. The ever-enthusiastic Chuck offers his tried-and-true advice on the merits of knocking over garbage and strewing it everywhere, auxiliary competitive peeing etiquette, and the curative powers of tossing a ball. Doubtful of her own sanity, Dawn considers that, in the ways of life and love, it might be better to trust Chuck's doggie instincts instead of her own. Filled with sharp wit, biting humor, and canine conversation that would make Doctor Dolittle's jaw drop, Merrill Markoe's engaging, cleverly written novel is about the confusing search for love and the divine acts of dog. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Random House Publishing Group, 2006.
ISBN: 9781588365651
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: Overdrive Inc


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Jul 06, 2012

Normally I'm not one for talking animals in human geared novels - if it's a general fiction. But this one was hilarious. Suffering a trauma, suddenly hearing her dog talking to her, what does it all mean? Sometimes it means nothing more than the fact that you're life is turned upside down and you're not sure what to do next. I hate the people who treat their dog like a nuisance... just a side story, but still.

SqueeGirl May 29, 2009

Dawn Tarnauer knows that her life has taken a strange turn when she receives advice on her love life from her dog! After her latest break-up, Chuck, a dog she got from the pound, suddenly starts talking and offering advice about life and love. It is not just Chuck either, dog lover Dawn realizes that she can communicate with all dogs – and what stories they tell! Is she crazy, or has something wonderful happened to her? Should she follow their instincts over her own? A recommended, humorous read about life, love and the benefits of simple pleasures.


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