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One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters—one a man, one a dog— hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other. Susan Wilson’s clear and unflinching style is perfectly suited for her story that strips away the trappings and toys we all hide behind, and exposes our essential need to give and accept love in order to thrive.”—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam’s sister has been missing for decades. That she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind. And that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose. Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he’s worked so hard to achieve. He doesn’t believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service. But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance. Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He’s been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance’s unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam. What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.

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One Good Dog
April 14th, 2015
Lovely, heart-warming story of the loyalty, friendship and love between man and dog. Very well-written and I found it difficult to put down.
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One good dog
April 14th, 2015
Awesome book! Loved the story. Inspiring and a story about true love and forgiveness. Loved the ending
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One Good Dog
April 12th, 2015
This is a wonderful journey through a difficult time in a man & a dog's life. It was a touching story that offered insights into how some of us see the world. I am so glad I read this book.
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One good dog
April 12th, 2015
Good read. I even teared up a little. Heart warming story of ones inner struggles and the ability to get through it with a little help from their friends.
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One good dog
April 10th, 2015
What an interesting story with a teaful ending. I highly recommend it. Also very well written.
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Good read,I enjoyed.
March 30th, 2015
Well written ,an very interesting story.You see the world through a dogs eyes.This is a must for animal lovers.
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One Good Dog. okay.
March 26th, 2015
A little surprising at first, but well written except for the excess of foul language which does not add to the story. A good read otherwise.
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One Good Dog
March 20th, 2015
Unabashadly anthropomorphic, this book is very well written and will appeal to anyone lucky enough to have shared their life with a "Good Dog". The stong relationship between the man and dog helps both recover from an unfortunate start in life. Both becoming happier and more fulilled.
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LOVED IT!
March 18th, 2015
I really liked that you got the story from both sides, that of the man and of the dog. Susan Wilson made the dog seem so human and intelligent.
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Perfect
March 18th, 2015
A wonderful read. Such perspective from a dogs angle. Reader left with a tangle of emotions from both the human and the dog. Recommend it to all readers who think they live a "Dogs Life"
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One Good Dog
March 14th, 2015
Great book, well written from both the man's and the dog's view! Loved the quirkiness of it. Would read other books by this author.
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I loved this book!
March 10th, 2015
This was such a great story from beginning to end. If you're not a dog lover already you will be after reading this. I wouldn't call myself a literary genius by any means but this story was beautifully written.
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One Good Dog
March 7th, 2015
If you have ever loved a dog,this story will strike a chord with you. It is written from two perspectives, man and dog. Both are initially loners, not really looking for a "pet" or an "owner". When they find themselves together, the relationship that develops, is one where each needs the other...a need that surprises them both. I would recommend this book as a great read to anyone who has ever loved a dog; and to anyone else, who is trying to figure out how such devotion can exist between dogs and their people.
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One Good Dog
March 4th, 2015
LOVED it! Couldn't put it down! Great story of the love between owner and dog, and how it can change and enrich both lives.
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Amazing
February 28th, 2015
Couldn't put the book down. So very well written. I related to the deep emotional bond that forms between a dog and owner. Gave my lab a big hug and kiss several times throughout the book. Thank you for such a great story.
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One Good Dog
February 26th, 2015
Excellent story! Easy read. Satisfying. Nice ending. Simple, uncomplicated, good story but I couldn't put it down.
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One Good Dog
February 23rd, 2015
The story line was simple but very realistic or human like. Most interesting was the dog's point of view and it's perception of "man". The two views fit rather well together. I am not familiar with author Susan Wilson's work or style but was pleased with most of the words and expressions that were used. Some not, such as, the "F..." word was used on occasion and in my opinion was totally unnecessary.
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One Good Dog
February 21st, 2015
Whether you're a dog lover or not, this is a moving tale about the special relationship between dogs and their humans. Especially liked the idea of including presentation of the story from the dog's viewpoint.
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One Good Dog
February 18th, 2015
Awesome book! Well written. It was hard to put down. If you like action and you love pets, you'll love this book!
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ONE GOOD DOG
February 14th, 2015
I really enjoyed this book. It is the second book I have read , where the dog speaks in First Person. Very true storey , and heart warming. I am a dog owner and dog lover. They are the best pet a man or woman can have. I have been very close to my dogs ( have had to put down 3 of my best friends over my life so far ) But I know they have the power of thought and return the love and attention back Tenfold ! I am still with a SHELTER dog of 14 years, and that lovely creature still reminds me that I saved her from a bad life to one off great love and companionship. THANKS FOR THEORY GREAT REMINDER THAT WHEN YOU LOOK IN THEORY EYES, YOU LOOK I TO THEORY SOLE
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