For fans and readers of books about dogs, including The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and Marley & Me by John Grogan
“…a cute read that will appeal to dog lovers.” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers
About the Book:
Residents of the Donegal Golf and Country Club are very attached to their dogs. They depend on them for companionship and love. Dogs aren’t just pets at Donegal, but cherished members of the family.
Bill’s a big, affectionate Labrador retriever mutt who is rescued by his owner after escaping a puppy mill. He’s a bit of an oddity at Donegal, where most dogs are small and cute and professionally bred. Even so, Bill is friends with all the other dogs and owners.
When Ruby, the granddaughter of Bill’s master comes to visit, trouble starts. Ruby is afraid her father will stop loving her because he has a new wife and baby. When this fear leads Ruby to tell a lie, Bill’s master is forced to surrender his dog to an animal shelter.
But Bill’s love is unconditional—he’ll do anything to be reunited with his master. By story’s end, this love will lead others to see a simple truth: when you help someone else—a child, or even a dog—the one you help most is yourself.
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Title: Just Bill
Author: Barry Knister
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: BHC Press
Hardcover, 978-1-946848-13-0, $23.95, 168 pages
Trade Softcover, 978-1-946848-73-4, $12.95, 168 pages
About the author:
After a career of college teaching, Barry Knister returned to writing fiction. His other works include The Dating Service, The Anything Goes Girl, Deep North, and Godsend. Knister is the past secretary of Detroit Working Writers, and the former director of the Cranbrook Summer Writers Conference. He has published travel and humor in local markets, and writes an occasional blog/column for the Naples (Florida) Daily News. He lives in Michigan with his wife Barbara, and their Aussie shepherd, Skylar.
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