One Good Dog

One Good Dog

[a Novel]

Book - 2010
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Adam March has no room in his life for anything but the cold drive to succeed. Then, in an instant, he loses everything. Adam finds himself alone, unemployed, and reduced to bussing tables in a homeless shelter, serving men he'd always gone out of his way to avoid. A twist of fate brings him Chance, a mix of pit bull and God-knows-what, bred to fight, living in a dank, dark, and vicious world, now living on the streets. Two lives. Two second chances.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781427209238
1427209235
9780312571252
0312571259
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm

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CTF2016
Oct 17, 2016

I read this but don't remember when.

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rkelly3344
Aug 23, 2016

Good story but very disappointed with the language. The F bombs used were totally unnecessary.

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GrinBig
Jun 30, 2016

A rich, deep story. A self-made man, who loses everything, and a stray pit bull, born and bred to fight, are brought together by chance. Neither plan to become a pack... but the power of companionship brings a balm of healing to their tragically wounded lives. A great summer read, illustrating that both stray dogs, and stray people, can be redeemed.

bugfodder Feb 23, 2014

One of my all time favorites.

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ambergrey100
Jan 20, 2013

This book stole my heart. It is the authors best book to date. Truly heart warming

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jimdiggity
Aug 21, 2012

Heart warming story of a man who loses everything in order to appreciate what he never really had in the first place.

wisewood Jul 05, 2012

again another really well written book by the master telling authoress. Junly5 2012

BPLNextBestAdults Feb 23, 2012

Adam March has it all - he is a self-made man - with a high-powered executive career, a beautiful wife, an accomplished teenage daughter, a well-appointed home and all the right friends. One day his secretary leaves him a memo “Your sister called” and, overwrought by feelings that he has sublimated for many years, he slaps her…..and loses everything.
Fast forward - Adam is living in a tiny apartment, he has no job, no money, his wife hates him, his daughter scorns him and of course his “friends” are all gone. And, he is doing his community service in a soup kitchen for the homeless. In the same neighbourhood, a pit bull lives in a squalid basement, only brought out to fight in illegal and brutal dog fights. Chapter by chapter, these two down-and-out, lost souls each tell their stories. Through a random series of events, Adam and the pit bull, Chance, end up living together and what begins as a begrudging tolerance for one another evolves into love, devotion and an aching need for each other’s safety and happiness. Fans of Garth Stein’s The Art of
Racing in the Rain might also enjoy this title.

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bestro
Jan 18, 2012

One of those rare books that makes you see something in a different light. I am looking at my own dog from a totally different perspective now! I love the way the author writes part of the story from the perspective of the dog. By the last few chapters, I was literally balling. I have never had this reaction to a book before! Loved it.

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Lanny213
Dec 29, 2011

I like stories/books about redemption and overcoming obstacles to become better people. This is one of them.

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