The novel follows the life of a travel writer, who, after the death of his son and subsequent separation from his wife, embarks on a journey of self-discovery. He meets an eccentric dog trainer who is the complete opposite of his introverted and orderly self. Through their relationship, he learns to embrace the unpredictability of life and move beyond his grief. The story is a poignant exploration of love, loss, and the unexpected turns life can take.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 80th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
- National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
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