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Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found by Meg Donohue

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062331035
ISBN-13: 978-0062331038

The USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on . . . with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour

As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization.

Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie’s office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear-and to open her heart to new love.

Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.

Thoughts
I’m a huge dog lover so I was filled with all kinds of emotions while reading this book. I know how painful it is to lose a dog. Some parts of the book were deeply sad while others were filled with wonderful memories.

I loved Maggie. Even though she was a pet bereavement counselor, she was dealing with her own issues. I loved the relationships she had with her patients and the way she struggled to free herself of her own phobia so she could help one of them try to find her lost dog. The story is full of heartache, compassion, humor and most of all the love we feel for our dogs and the enormous loss we feel when they die. There was also a little bit of romance. As for the ending, I loved it.

I loved this book and hope to read more from this author.

About The Author
7159SD1wftL._UX250_Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of DOG CRAZY, ALL THE SUMMER GIRLS, and HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE. She has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and dog, and is working on her next novel.

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  12 Responses to “Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found by Meg Donohue”

  1. Is there really such a thing as a pet bereavement counselors? This book sounds good to me. I love the cover!

  2. I can’t imagine a life without dogs. The longest I’ve gone is a year without a dog, and that was a very sad year indeed.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  3. We had to say goodbye to our 15 year old dog a year ago so I understand the need for pet bereavement counselors. I’ve wondered about this novel so I’m glad to see you loved it, Vicki. I’ll add it to my list.

  4. Vicki, I am also a huge fan of dogs. Thank you for a wonderful review. 🙂

  5. This book sounds fabulous. I love dogs, too, and their power to help us be strong when we feel weak. We lost our Henry this Fall, the most pathetic looking rescue dog you ever saw, but I am reminded of how much we loved him by your review.

  6. Although I have cats now, I grew up with dogs. Losing any of my dogs or cats has been traumatic for me. Losing any pet is really heartbreaking.

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