by Allie Larkin
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Plume, reprint edition (July 26, 2011)
"There are many ways to get over heartbreak - Ben & Jerry's and marathon episodes of reality TV are common survival tools - but buying a hundred-pound dog over the Internet surely isn't one of them. In her debut novel Stay, Allie Larkin proves that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better."
Stay: A Novel is a feel-good, fun read with humor, heart and endless sloppy, wet doggy kisses. Allie writes about love, loss and the perils of being a doggy Mom. Stay is warm, witty and laugh-out-loud funny.
The following is a short excerpt, printed with permission from Plume:
“I clicked from one site to another and then, I saw him.
He was a shaggy ball of fur. Jet black, except for a small pink tongue hanging out of his mouth. His head was tipped to one side like he was listening to something intently.
I took another long slurp of my Kool-Aid and vodka. I couldn’t just decide I wanted a dog and order one off the Internet. It was crazy. Crazy! But I couldn’t stop staring at the puppy. It was like one of those paintings where the eyes follow you everywhere. From every angle, I felt like that dog was looking at me.”
Whether you're a dog Mom or not, you'll find Stay to be one of those fun reads that you just can't put down. Grab a copy now and spend part of your end-of-summer vacation reading about Van and her new companion Joe as they begin to mend the pieces of her shattered heart. Just keep a towel handy to wipe the slobber away...
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