Walking in circles before lying down: a novel
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|Grouping Title||walking in circles before lying down|
|Grouping Author||markoe merrill|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-16 23:10:10PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-16 23:53:39PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
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.
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|isbn||140006483, 9781400191468, 9781588365651|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000268643|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Villard Books,|c2006.|270 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:31a8c196-d2bf-4b56-9658-7eea663fbcff|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||, overdrive:371b40e6-59e8-4b0d-9333-c923e2235f02|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2006||
|subject_facet||Dogs -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Love stories, American, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction|
|title_display||Walking in circles before lying down : a novel|
|title_full||Walking in Circles Before Lying Down A Novel, Walking in circles before lying down : a novel / Merrill Markoe|
|title_short||Walking in circles before lying down :|
|topic_facet||Dogs, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Literature, Love stories, American, Man-woman relationships|