The dog I loved a novel

by Wilson, Susan, 1951-

Format: Book on CD 2019
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC WILSON (COMPACT DISC)
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson is back another signature heartwarming audiobook--one that begs the question: Can a dog lead the way to finding one's humanity?

After spending years in prison for a crime she didn't intend to commit, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about the good work she has done--training therapy dogs while serving time--has arranged for her early release. This mysterious benefactor has even set her up with a job in the coastal Massachusetts community of Gloucester, on the edge of Dogtown, a place of legend and, for the first time since Rosie's whole world came crashing down, hope. There she works to rebuild her life with the help of Shadow, a stray dog who appears one rainy night and refuses to leave Rose's side.

Meghan Custer is a wheelchair-bound war veteran who used to be hopeless, too. Living at home with her devoted but stifling parents felt a lot like being in prison, in fact. But ever since she was matched with a service dog named Shark, who was trained in a puppy-to-prisoner rehabilitation program, Meghan has a brand new outlook. Finally, she can live on her own. Go to work. And maybe, with Shark by her side, even find love again.

Two strong women on a journey toward independence whose paths collide in extraordinary ways. Two dogs who somehow manage to save them both. A tale of survival and a testament to the human spirit, The Dog I Loved is an emotional and inspiring audiobook that no listener will soon forget.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Megan was on her third deployment to the Middle East when she was seriously wounded. After almost a year in VA hospitals, Megan is sent home in a wheelchair with the limited use of one hand. Rosie, a South Boston girl, planned on being a successful career woman, but one wrong man and one bad decision put her in prison with a 16-year sentence. When she joins a new program to train therapy dogs, Rosie finds a new sense of purpose, and when her first dog is matched to Megan, they find friendship. But their past mistakes may prevent new beginnings. Readers should be prepared for the unlimited joy and respect Wilson (Two Good Dogs, 2017) once again lavishes on canine kind, while human characters are given diverse and intricate backgrounds plus plenty of opportunity for emotional connections with two- and four-legged companions. Megan and Rosie's story lines illuminate the lives of service animals, how they're trained and the work they do. This is a great choice for book discussions, for readers looking for new (fictional) friends, and for tender-hearted dog lovers.--Stacey Hayman Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Women ex-convicts -- Fiction.
Ex-convicts -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Dogtown Commons (Gloucester, Mass.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher [New York] :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Delaine, Christina, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Christina Delaine.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr., 5 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427291271
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