On Tuesday we launched a new Algonquin paperback with a new, snazzy cover (featuring my new favorite dog): I Thought You Were Dead by Pete Nelson. We’re giving away three copies of this puppy–just leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter.
This is a story for the dog-people; for the pet people; for anyone who’s ever had a best friend and anyone who has worried about the future and anyone who has forgotten how to move on. Read about Paul Gustavson and his dog Stella as she helps him through a tough time, listening with compassion to all his complaints about the injustices of life and giving him better counsel than any human could. Their relationship is at the heart of this poignantly funny and deeply moving story about a man trying to fix his past in order to save his future.
Here’s what people are saying about the book:
“A recent No. 1 Indie Next Pick, [this] novel about the bonds between dogs and humans is heartfelt and nostalgic . . . Stella’s wisdom sets the luckless Paul on a brighter life path. It’s her nobility . . . that gives the story its power.” —USA Today
“A delight . . . Yes, Stella talks. And the conversations are so charming and matter-of-fact that it hardly seems worth asking from whence this special power comes.” —Bark magazine
For more on the man and the book, visit Nelson’s website here.
–Susannah Long, intern