A Big Little Life

A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz 0345530608 9780345530608
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<b>“In his nonfiction debut, Dean Koontz presents a humorous, poignant portrait of his remarkable dog [Trixie].” -<i>Kirkus</i></b><br /> <br /> Dean Koontz thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, Dean had forged a career out of industry and imagination. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they made a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie.<br /> <br /> Dean had always wanted a dog--had even written several books in which dogs were featured. But not until Trixie was he truly open to the change that such a beautiful creature could bring about in him. Trixie had intelligence, a lack of vanity, and an uncanny knack for living in the present. And because she was joyful and direct as all dogs are, she put her heart into everything--from chasing tennis balls to playing practical jokes to protecting those she loved.<br /> <br /> A service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, Trixie retired at three to become an assistance dog of another kind. She taught Dean to trust his instincts, persuaded him to cut down to a fifty-hour work week, and, perhaps most important, renewed in him a sense of wonder that will remain with him for the rest of his life.<br /> <br /> Trixie weighed only sixty-something pounds, Dean occassionally called her Short Stuff, and she lived less than twelve years. In this big world, she was a little thing, but in all the ways that mattered, including the effect she had on those who loved her, she lived a big life.

Author: Dean KOONTZ

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 273

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 2011-07-12


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