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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
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4.3 / 5
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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One good dog
February 14th, 2015
A good storey. It certainly opened my eyes to dog fighting. I hope that more people will read it and help to put an end to it. Sad, happy story.
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5 star
February 13th, 2015
A moving and heart warming story of the surprising and deep love between hurting man and a broken dog.
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One Good Dog
February 9th, 2015
Loved this book. Read in 1 sitting found it heart warming. Loved the redemptive value of both Adam and Chance.
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great but deceiving....
February 7th, 2015
This a story you need a bit of time to get behind the hero... and root for him. Once you get past life you are in for a treat.
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One Good Dog
February 7th, 2015
Emotional and insightful. Ii did not think Pitt Bulls should be allowed as pets. I believe now that they are retrainable amd could make wonderful pets.if treated humanely and with love. Loved the book and didn't want to stop reading once begun.
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Really great story
February 6th, 2015
Fast read and very enjoyable. It was recommended to me and now I'm recommending it to you. Will make your heart smile.
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2 of 2 people found this helpful
One Good Dog
February 1st, 2015
Well written, descriptive narrative. Heart breaking in parts highly recommended. I read it in one sitting, thoroughly involved with all the characters.
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Good Dog is a Great Story
January 29th, 2015
I couldn't put this book down. It tapped into my emotions from start to finish. I recommend this book all the time.
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
Ok book
December 18th, 2014
A good read but the ending was somewhat abrupt, almost as if the author ran out of ideas and words.
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November 10th, 2013
Loved it! I have personally had several rescue dogs in my life, and have learned from everyone of them. Nice to see some good about pits for a change.
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One Man One Dog
November 5th, 2013
I loved this book... Interesting and insightful.
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One Good Dog
November 5th, 2013
Absolutely the Best
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September 9th, 2013
Loved this book
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One Good Dog
August 7th, 2013
Loved this book. It made me laugh and cry.
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