Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch
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When Hannah Legare was 11, her father went on a fishing trip in the Charleston harbor and never came back. And while most of the town and her family accepted Buzz's disappearance, Hannah remained steadfastly convinced of his imminent return.

Twenty years later Hannah's new life in San Francisco is unraveling. Her marriage is on the rocks, her business is bankrupt. After a disastrous attempt to win back her husband, she ends up back at her mother's home to "rest up", where she is once again sucked into the mystery of her missing father. Suspecting that those closest are keeping secrets--including Palmer, her emotionally closed, well-mannered brother and Warren, the beautiful boyfriend she left behind--Hannah sets out on an uproarious, dangerous quest that will test the whole family's concepts of loyalty and faith.
 

About Katie Crouch

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Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Though trained with her friends as a debutante, she never actually made it to the ball. She is the author of the bestselling books Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, the Guardian (London), and McSweeney's. She splits her time between San Francisco, California and Edisto Island, South Carolina. The Magnolia League was her young adult debut. Grady Hendrix's writing can be found in Slate, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine and the upcoming 'Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.' He and Katie Crouch went to high school together and were voted "Wittiest" in their senior yearbook. They would have preferred 'Most Likely to Succeed'.
 
Published April 2, 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The collapse of her marriage, not to mention a three-story fall, sends a woman back home to Charleston, S.C., to investigate her father's disappearance, in Crouch's sardonic second (Girls in Trucks, 2008).

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Publishers Weekly

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Crouch's accomplished sophomore novel kicks off with a flashback: 20-odd years ago, Buzz Legare vanished while on a fishing trip. The fallout of his disappearance and presumed death appears in

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Buzz, Hannah's father, took the boat out that day and never returned.

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The Washington Times

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In her second novel, "Men and Dogs," Katie Crouch tells the story of a self-centered woman from Charleston, now living in San Francisco, who is attempting to make sense of a life she recognizes as "innately screwed up."

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Bookmarks Magazine

After a disastrous attempt to win back her husband, she ends up back at her mother's home to "rest up", where she is once again sucked into the mystery of her missing father.

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