A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz

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...Koontz’s talent lies in making the preposterous believable. Was Trixie some sort of angel? Regardless, her enchanting story will have fans panting for more.
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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




From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About Dean Koontz

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Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Bantam. 290 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Good

...Koontz’s talent lies in making the preposterous believable. Was Trixie some sort of angel? Regardless, her enchanting story will have fans panting for more.

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Examiner

Above average
on Aug 25 2011

What comes across most in the pages about this remarkable Golden Retreiver is the love that both Dean and his wife felt for this dog.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Dec 22 2010

Koontz offers an inspirational book of love, hope and humor, and reveals a side of his private life that will surprise and please his readers.

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Booklist Online

Good

...plenty of both self-deprecating humor and Trixie’s comic élan...

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Pamela Hogle

Excellent

Do expect an unusually great story. For dog lovers of all ages, “A Big Little Life” is just perfect.

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