Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life (Paperback)
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Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life (Paperback)

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Forced into early retirement by a spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly left his family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. A lifelong dog lover, the former hard-driving attorney is drawn to a local group that rescues retired racing greyhounds. When Comet, a once-abused cinnamon-striped racer, chooses to "adopt" Wolf, he has no idea that a life-altering relationship has begun - for both of them. Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skills-walking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or children - so Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to thrive in the real world. Gradually, a confident but mysterious spirit emerges from the stunning animal. And when Wolf's health starts to worsen, the tables turn and Comet must now help Wolf with the most basic skills. Wolf teaches her to be a service dog, and soon enough she's hauling his wheelchair at top speed through airport terminals, towing his cart through the grocery store, helping him get out of bed, and attracting friends to Wolf's isolated world. She plays a crucial role in restoring his health and even saving his marriage. Their unshakable faith in each other makes them winners once again.

Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
ISBN: 9781616203238
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 210 x 142 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love! Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USAHudson News Best Books of 2012Shelf Awareness Nonfiction Top Ten Best of 2012 Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you. Louis Bayard, author of The Pale Blue Eye The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability . . . A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers. Kirkus Reviews Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet s Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us. I loved this book! Anne Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman s Landscape The story of Steven Wolf and his rescuer, Comet, is one of the best I know. I m glad Comet saved Wolf's life so he could write this marvelous book. Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man s best friend. Booklist"


A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love! Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA

Hudson News Best Books of 2012

Shelf Awareness Nonfiction Top Ten Best of 2012

Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you. Louis Bayard, author of The Pale Blue Eye

The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability . . . A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers. Kirkus Reviews

Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet s Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us. I loved this book! Anne Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman s Landscape

The story of Steven Wolf and his rescuer, Comet, is one of the best I know. I m glad Comet saved Wolf's life so he could write this marvelous book. Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series

Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man s best friend. Booklist

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"A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love!" --Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA

Hudson News Best Books of 2012

Shelf Awareness Nonfiction Top Ten Best of 2012

"Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you." --Louis Bayard, author of The Pale Blue Eye

"The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability . . . A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers." --Kirkus Reviews

"Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet's Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us. I loved this book!" --Anne Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman's Landscape

"The story of Steven Wolf and his rescuer, Comet, is one of the best I know. I'm glad Comet saved Wolf's life so he could write this marvelous book." --Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series

"Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man's best friend." --Booklist


-A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love!- --Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA

Hudson News Best Books of 2012

Shelf Awareness Nonfiction Top Ten Best of 2012

-Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you.- --Louis Bayard, author of The Pale Blue Eye

-The close bond between man and dog is only part of this absorbing tale of love, family and dealing with disability . . . A heartwarming story that will hold appeal far beyond just animal lovers.- --Kirkus Reviews

-Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet's Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us. I loved this book!- --Anne Hillerman, author of Tony Hillerman's Landscape

-The story of Steven Wolf and his rescuer, Comet, is one of the best I know. I'm glad Comet saved Wolf's life so he could write this marvelous book.- --Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series

-Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man's best friend.- --Booklist

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