Friday, October 26, 2007

Dog Eared Book Review: Walking in Circles Before Lying Down

Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merrill Markoe is an irreverent, funny novel that will have you wishing the story never end.

In it, we meet Dawn, who finds herself leaving another failed marriage and moving in with her sister, who in turn becomes her Life Coach. Through all this, you meet her dysfunctional parents, a new boyfriend who enjoys living life "off the grid" as she tries to navigate her way through her new life.

Along the way she adopts a Pit Bull mix named Chuck, finds a job working with dogs, at a vet clinic and through pet sitting and wakes up one morning only to discover herself talking to Chuck...and Chuck talking back.

What Chuck has to say is brutally honest. He has opinions on her boyfriend, job, and gives her insight into the things dogs do. Not only does she hear what Chuck has to say, but all the dogs she works with and sits for are all talking back. As her life gets more tumultuous, she decides to listen to Chucks instincts and see where they lead her.

I highly recommend this book! It's so engaging you'll have it read in no time!