Monday, June 9, 2014

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Dog Year

THE DOG YEAR introduces us to Dr. Lucy Peterman, a well-respected surgeon whose patients rely on her warmth, compassion and fierce support. But that was Lucy before the accident -- before her husband and unborn baby were ripped away from her in an instant, before her future felt like a broken promise. After she’s caught stealing supplies from the hospital, Lucy is faced with a choice: get some help, or lose her medical license.

Now, she’s reluctantly sharing her deepest fears with a bunch of strangers, avoiding her loneliness by befriending a troubled girl, pinning her hopes on her husband’s last gift, and getting involved with a rugged cop from her past. It’s only when she is adopted by a stray mutt and moves her group to the dog park that she begins to truly bond with the rag-tag dog-loving addicts—and discovers that a chaotic, unplanned life might be the sweetest of all.


Photo by Matt Boatright-Simon
About the Author:
Ann Garvin worked as a registered nurse while finishing her doctorate in exercise psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a professor of health and nutrition at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Additionally, she teaches creative writing in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester NH. She is the author of one previous novel, On Maggie’s Watch. She lives in Wisconsin. Visit Ann at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks to Berkley (Penguin), we have one copy of The Dog Year for a lucky US reader!

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24 comments:

StephTheBookworm said...

My favorite breed... Pugs. I am pretty fond of my dog though, and he's a Bichon / Pekingese mix. ;)

TinaB said...

My favorite breed I'd Golden Retrievers. My goldens name is Cooper.

Anonymous said...

My favorite breed of dogs, smart, funny and loyal, is the labradoodle.

Janine said...

I prefer cats over dogs. But, if i had to choose a dog, I would go with something small, like a chihuahua or pomaranian.

Kristy Woodson Harvey said...

I've started this book, and it's just wonderful! Whoever wins is very lucky because it's a great read!

Jessica Meddick said...

Golden Retriever. I had the best one ever, Haley. She was so sweet.

Rita said...

I like Labs, they are great pets.

Lea said...

Mutts are the best.

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite breed is Terriers. They are just so cute.

susieqlaw said...

Labs

Linda Kish said...

I love them all but I think min pins are my favorites.

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Leslie Rodriguez said...

Pitt Bulls

Melanie Backus said...

Dachshunds are my favorites. Those long snouts, long bodies and short legs.....too cute!

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Carol Fragale Brill said...

I'm one of those people who never owned a dog. My favorite dog was a friend's sweet maltese

Angel Wells said...

My favorite breed is the blue heeler. We live on a farm so this breed is very important in helping with the animals and the protection of the animals. Very smart and loving dogs:)

bn100 said...

retrievers

Tami said...

I love corigs!! They're legs are so short - I can related!!

Patricia said...

I love whippets. Really miss ours.

pascale said...

My favorite...
Wheaten Terrier

LOVE THEM!!!

Laura Bryant said...

American Eskimo. I've had two and they are amazing.

Hailey Fish said...

I hope it's all right I'm choosing three favorite breeds of dog!
1. Maltese
2. Pomeranian
3. Corgis

I want to have a few dogs once I'm living on my own. :)

Reese78 said...

I love dachshunds!

Nova said...

I really think French Bulldogs are so cute!