Grub Smith

Shaggy Dog Story

Lost Dog: A Love Story

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From Marley & Me to Old Yeller, most books about owning a dog are pretty mawkish affairs, a cynical tug at your heartstrings as you follow the journey from cute puppy to faithful friend to tearful final farewell at the canine equivalent of Dignitas. But this memoir, about a coked-up journalist who only finds true happiness when she buys a lurcher, is a different beast entirely. It’s grown-up, intelligent and marbled throughout with a wit that is, appropriately, dry as a bone.

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