Emily and Einstein

Emily and Einstein

Book - 2011
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Sandy Portman and Emily Barlow seem to lead a perfect life. Sandy is a successful businessman from an old-money family, and Emily, beautiful and smart, is quickly gaining respect in her career as a book editor. But Sandy is keeping a few secrets from Emily, and is hit by a car and killed before he has a chance to reveal the truth. In a Dickensian turn of events, he's given an otherworldly chance to make amends as a dog named Einstein.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312382186
0312382189
Characteristics: vii, 356 p. ; 25 cm

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erstephjen
Jan 11, 2017

Fun light hearted story, an easy read. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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jannylegs
Jul 13, 2016

Just picked up this paperback for something light to read on a flight and ended up liking the heck out of it.

LaughingOne Nov 11, 2014

Had a bit of trouble with the idea that a man who dies in an accident takes up some kind of existence in the body of an old dog, but that's the Einstein in this novel. Emily is his wife/owner. The story is told in sections from each point of view. It took awhile but I did get into the story and actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

Kaytee33 Feb 19, 2014

Really fun book. I read the whole thing in a weekend!

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jmalone13
Sep 24, 2013

I just finished Emily and Einstein and feel that I must let people know what a special book this is. Do yourself a big favor and read it.

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laureeO
Oct 28, 2012

well written. good story from an odd perspective (dogs point of view) that doesn't come off as cheesy. Loved it.

BPLNextBestAdults Jun 05, 2012

Emily and her husband Sandy Portman live a gracious and happy life in the famous Dakota building in NYC. But one night on the way to meet Emily, to confront her with the fact that he wants a divorce, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.
Angry, hurt, and betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy white dog named Einstein. Sandy is granted a second chance, as his soul now resides in Einstein, adopted by none other than his wife. The story is his struggle to become a better person by trying to help his wife sort out her life. I adored little Einstein with his man's soul who made me laugh out loud.
It was the cover that made me reach for this book - a perfect light read; different, a little quirky and emotionally satisfying, perhaps a cross between chick-lit and a Jodi Picoult read.

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chotisee
Jan 24, 2012

I really loved the book. I could not keep the book down. It is a must read for all the womens who lose hope in life when they are let down or betrayed by somebody they love a lot. It is also a great book for dog lovers.

laurieseidman Nov 28, 2011

I really liked this book, if you are a dog lover, i think you will really enjoy it. i also liked the humans in the book as well as the insights and plot and themes. would reccomend this book, as i said, especially to dog lovers.

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timidmagick
May 24, 2011

This book came off as something a publisher wrote when she wanted to write like those she edited. I really couldn't care less about the characters. The concept of the husband ending up as the dog was interesting enough to finish the book but I wouldn't buy it.

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Aug 09, 2015

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“In order to live a good life you have to have strength in the face of adversity, patience with challenge and bravery in the face of fear.”

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