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Men And Dogs (Paperback)

Author:  Katie Crouch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316002143
ISBN-13: 9780316002141
Sku: 217465729
Publish Date: 4/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  279
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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Girls in Trucks" comes a hilarious and moving novel about loyalty, family, and a prodigal daughter''s return home.
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There are a few things about her father that Hannah Legare is sure of: he can maneuver a boat; he knows all the bones in the human body; he is a hero; and, someday, she'll find him again. You might think that Hannah--now running a racy start-up company with her husband in San Francisco--has moved on in the two decades since her father went fishing and never came back. But Palmer, Hannah's brother, who dutifully stayed home with their mother in Charleston, South Carolina, knows she's still obsessed. When Hannah returns to Charleston after a frenzied break with her husband, Palmer can only imagine what mystery and mayhem she'll stir up.

MEN AND DOGS is a hilarious, affecting, and wholly original tale of siblings trying to reckon with their flaws, with a heroine as exasperating, magnetic, and breathtakingly real as family itself.
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In Katie Crouch's follow-up to her bestseller GIRLS IN TRUCKS, 30-something Hannah Legare seems determined to complete her long spiral to rock bottom, the origin of which can be traced back to her father's mysterious disappearance while she was a teenager. Hannah's "fall" goes from allegorical to literal when she takes a drunken tumble while trying to break into her soon-to-be ex-husband's apartment, resulting in an impromptu intervention wherein she is forced to return to her childhood home to recover under her mother's watchful eye. Being back in her hometown renews Hannah's obsession over her vanished father, and with a little digging she finds evidence that her mother and her gay brother have not been honest with her, though the extent of their deceit seems to fluctuate with every new discovery. Applying her characteristic blend of humor and insight, Crouch neatly conjures the intricate web of loyalties which can lie beneath the cozy surface of a Southern family.

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"[W]onderful....MEN AND DOGS is an absorbing mystery...Yet it's a compelling family drama, too, with enough dark humor tossed in at unexpected moments, thus avoiding melodrama. Crouch blends these elements seamlessly - and rather than deliver an eye-rolling happy ending, she gives us exactly the ending we hope for." - Carmela Ciuraru 04/18/2010

"[A] delicate and subtle novel....When Hannah finally relaxes her tightly coiled attitudes and opinions, most of which have proven to be mistaken, she recognizes the past as less complicated and compromised than she had imagined." - Barbara Fisher 05/09/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0279
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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