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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8




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    i love books about animals.this was an exception. very good.

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    Dogs are not just canines, animals, not even companions but they are part of who we are and Koontz cannot better describe that complex relationship. For all dog lovers that truly believe their fur faced friend was more than just a pet and perhaps more than just a coincidence this is the book for you. Funny, inspiring, and down right contagious read!

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    I loved this book could not put it down till I was finished,our pets are all about love they don't know how to be any other way unless they are treated like that. This book is a good example of that. Val

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    This book like so many others is one you will not want to put down.Dean Koontz as usual has brougt trixie , Gerda and himself to life. You can feel the surprise then joy to have do perfect a dog to enter their lives! Feel the surprise and later the amazement that this little dog was in love with them and they loved her in return.

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    Heart wrenching yet enlightening

    I normally would have marked a book as "closed" when I have finished. This is one book that I would never "close". Koontz describes in words so aptly what all dog lovers experience with their furry family members.

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