I expected to like this book more than I actually did. I work in animal rescue and often read books that involve the animal/human relationship. The book scored high marks in this category. Human interactions and introspection often dragged to the point where I didn't care what happened.
The story revolves around the lives of people who inhabit one block in Manhattan and are often seen in Central Park with or without their dogs.The narrator introduces us to Jody, a thirty-nine year old grammar school music teacher. She moved into a studio apartment twenty years ago after finishing college. She was lonely so she went to the ASPCA to find a companion, maybe a cat. When she saw the older, sparkling white, pit bull, who was carrying more bulk than she should, Jody knew this was the dog for her.
We are introduced to each character in a similar fashion. Polly shows up at her brothers apartment and tells him she has a week to find a new place to live. Her boyfriend,...
great look at the life of single people who own dogs - their daily routines, mating habits and dynamics. The characters are all odd balls at times seem unrealistic and flat. Yet, their anxieties and aspirations are totally human and often easy to relate to. switching from one character plot line to another character plot line in mid paragraph was a bit annoying
Enjoyed this book a lot!
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