“This novel is superior” said the Booklist Review Journal of Susan Wilson’s “The Dog Who Saved.” “It’s a moving tale about canine healing power.”
The main character in this novel, Cooper Harrison, served his time in Vietnam in the service. Upon returning to his hometown, Harmony Farms, Cooper joined the police department. He had a K-9 for several years. The dog was killed while on duty. He became very depressed. His home life suffered and his wife was very unhappy with him. They separated and he was really lost. As time moved on he was offered a position as animal catcher in his home town. He didn’t really want to tackle this position because of the loss of his K-9. People in the town encouraged him and he finally took the job.
The position offered a variety of duties and many different animals. His assignments seemed endless. The days got better for him and he got out more and met people. All through the novel, Harrison finds himself coming into contact with this one particular dog. The feral yellow lab keeps appearing and disappearing. The dog walks on only 3 legs and seems to be injured. He tries to become acquainted with the dog and has no luck. Cooper Harrison knows he really doesn’t want another dog because he was really attached to his K-9. He has many adventures with this dog throughout the book. I won’t spoil the story for you. You can read the novel and find out about his adventures and how the story ends.
Susan Wilson lives on Martha’s Vineyard. She’s a New York Times bestselling author. “Beauty,” her first novel was adapted into a made for television movie. A later book, “One Good Dog,” was a New York Times bestseller.
If you enjoy animal adventure stories you’ll like this book. You can find this book at the Knox County Public Library.
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