The Dog Year

The Dog Year

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"Dr. Lucy Peterman was not built for a messy life. A well-respected surgeon whose patients rely on her warmth, compassion, and fierce support, Lucy has always worked hard and trusted in the system. She's not the sort of person who ends up in a twelve-step program after being caught stealing supplies from her hospital. But that was Lucy before the accident-before her husband and unborn baby were ripped away from her in an instant, before her future felt like a broken promise. Caught red-handed in a senseless act that kept her demons at bay, she's faced with a choice: get some help or lose her medical license. Now she's reluctantly sharing her deepest fears with a bunch of strangers, avoiding her loneliness by befriending a troubled girl, pinning her hopes on her husband's last gift, and getting involved with a rugged cop from her past. It's only when she is adopted by a stray mutt and moves her group to the dog park that she begins to truly bond with the ragtag dog-loving addicts-and discovers that a chaotic, unplanned life might be the sweetest of all. "--
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2014.
Edition: First trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425269251
Branch Call Number: FICTION Garvin Ann 06/2014
Characteristics: 325 pages ;,20 cm


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Jul 08, 2014

GOOD BOOK! Lucy is a plastic surgeon, using her skills to reconstruct the beats of cancer survivors. Bu, tragically her doctor husband and her unborn child are killed in an auto accident, leaving Lucy struggling to survive. She is a kleptomaniac, stealing various supplies from the hospital storeroom and causing her to be dismissed from the clinic where she works until she gets help. Forming relationships at AA, meeting flawed but intense policeman, and taking in a stray dog help lead her to a realization that only she can control the outcome of her life.


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