Sight Hound by Pam Houston
A Novel

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The long-awaited novel; a very special love story; from the best-selling author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.

This is the story of a woman, Rae, and her dog, Dante, a wolfhound who teaches "his human" that love is stronger than fear (the dog has always known this). Dante is the catalyst for change in other characters as well, and they step forward with their narratives: Rae's house-tender; her therapist; two veterinarians; and an anxiety-ridden actor, Howard, who turns out to be as stalwart as Dante himself. As the "seer" who hunts by sight rather than smell, Dante has some things to add, as does Rose, another dog who lives at Rae's heels, and Stanley the cat. Among and above these myriad voices, Rae voices her own challenges. With the wit and dead-on candor we've come to expect from Pam Houston, Sight Hound unfolds a story that illuminates the intangible covenant between loved ones. Here, dogs and humans are simply equal creatures, looking to connect and holding on for dear life when they do. Reading group guide included.
 

About Pam Houston

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Pam Houston divides her time between her ranch in Colorado and the University of California at Davis, where she is director of the Creative Writing Program. She has been a frequent contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, and her writing appears regularly in More and other publications. She in the author of the best-selling Cowboys Are My Weakness.
 
Published August 29, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 350 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The novel is ostensibly “about” Rae’s late-blooming maturity as contented spouse, responsible steward to the earth and all creatures great and small, and confident sexual being.

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Jane Ciabattari Charlotte Observer 2.5 of 5 Stars "The book is full of ruminations on hope, faith and the future, including pithy bits of wisdom from Rae’s therapist, her old boyfriends, and Buddhist monks.

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