The Leanin' Dog by K. A. Nuzum

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More than anything, Dessa Dean needed a friend. A friend to love and confide in, a friend with whom she could share her heart. A friend who would delight in all the beauty and joy and fun of Christmas, only four days away.

Hope had just about run out, but then . . . there came a scratchin' at the door and Dessa Dean's life was forever changed.


About K. A. Nuzum

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K. A. Nuzum, the author of A Small White Scar, had an early career as a ballroom dancer before earning her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She is the leader of a pack of five dogs, one husband, and two sons on a small farm in eastern Colorado.
Published September 30, 2008 by HarperCollins. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Afraid she’s going “daft,” Dessa tries desperately to resume her everyday life but can’t force herself off the cabin’s front porch.

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Red Room

Dessa finds in the dog a friend who can help her deal with her paralyzing fear of leaving the house.

Aug 22 2008 | Read Full Review of The Leanin' Dog

Shelf Awareness

Two booksellers expressed similar reactions to the reports in the past week that Amazon has sold 240,000 Kindles since November and may sell 380,000 this year (Shelf Awareness, August 12, 2008).

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However, those readers who like tearjerkers and dog stories will look beyond these minor flaws to the lovely story as Dessa and the dog tentatively draw toward each other and ultimately become each other’s saviors.

Jan 16 2009 | Read Full Review of The Leanin' Dog

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