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Monday, October 1, 2012

A Three Dog Life- Review

A Three Dog LifeA Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Three Dog Life is a book written by a 63 year old Abigail Thomas who'd only begun to write in her forties.  Her husband of 12 years was struck by a car and suffered severe brain damage...which made him prone to say things that were obscure and wildly poetic and made him too sick to live at home....Abby learns to go on living her life with her three dogs and weekly visits with her husband.....It is a book of details surrounding a massively disturbing life event....The details are the pavement the characters walk to get through the trauma of the past and the everydayness of the present.  Abby deals with her own aging body, her memories of her early marriage and childhood as she moves from Manhattan to upstate NY to be nearer her husbands rehab residence and relearns her independence. The book is filled with profundities wrapped in creatively worded clothing that just beg to be underlined and highlighted.  A great read.  It did not strain my emotions....was just a comfortable read that titillated my imagination and my mind.

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