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Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

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"Told with abundant humor, humility, and a writing style as graceful as a greyhound, Comet's Tale abounds with revelations of the way life surprises us" (Anne Hillerman, New York Times-bestselling author of The Tale Teller).

Comet's Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven D. Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

In Comet's Tale we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf's isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

"Absolutely delightful! A very good book about a human whose life is transformed by a greyhound. Makes me want to adopt a greyhound right away!" -- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, New York Times-bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love

"A powerful tale about life, family, and personal healing that reminds us all that greyhounds are love!" -- Christine A. Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA

"Everything you want a memoir to be: wise, moving, honest, and true. I loved it, and so will you." -- Louis Bayard, bestselling author of Courting Mr. Lincoln

"Both honest and heartwarming, and a wonderful salute to the power of man's best friend." -- Booklist

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  • Publication Date: August 27, 2013
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 274 Pages
  • File Size: 906 KB

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