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Earnest (Large Print / Hardcover)
Von Kreisler takes us deeper into the powerful connections between humans and animals. --Jacqueline Sheehan
From the bestselling author ofAn Unexpected Gracecomes a richly insightful novel of matters of the heart both human and canine in an uplifting story of love, loyalty, and new beginnings
Earnest. It's the perfect name for a sweet, eager-to-please yellow Labrador retriever. Anna and her boyfriend Jeff fall for him the minute they see those guileless eyes gazing up from behind his gate at Seattle's Best Friends Shelter. In no time at all, they re a pack of three, with Earnest happily romping in their condo on Gamble Island.
During the day, Earnest keeps Anna company in her flower shop, located in a historic gingerbread Victorian on the island's main street. Anna hopes to buy and restore the house, once owned by her beloved grandmother. But when that dream is threatened by Jeff's actions, Anna's trust is shattered. For so long, the house has encompassed all her ideals of security, home, and family. Yet Earnest's devotion to his two people, and theirs to him, make it impossible for them to walk away from each other. And when a crisis hits, it's Earnest honest, stubborn, and uncannily wise who will help Anna reconcile her past and embrace what the future can bring
Praise for Earnest
Earnest is a dog who desires only one thing, to keep his family intact.Kristin von Kreisler deftly spins a tale of human failings and canine devotion. --Susan Wilson
Kristin von Kreisler captures the emotional intelligence of Earnest, a dog who provides much-needed guidance to a couple spiraling into catastrophe. --Jacqueline Sheehan
A truly charming story sure to please dog lovers everywhere .Be prepared to fall in love with Earnest. --Amy Hill Hearth
Earnest shows us, through the wisdom of a dog, what matters most in life. --Nancy Thayer
Includes Reading Group Guide.
About the Author
Kristin von Kreislerwrites articles and bestselling books about animals.To get her stories, she followed a grizzly bear for a week, went hang gliding to see how an eagle felt soaring through the sky, and watched in awe as millions of bats emerged from a cave at dusk like clouds of smoke. After writing three acclaimed nonfiction books, Kristin made a smashing fiction debut with the bestselling novelAn Unexpected Grace.Kristin's books have been translated into twelve languages. She lives on an island in Washington with her husband and their rescued German shepherd, Bridget. From her desk she watches ospreys and seals, and every day an otter wanders through the yard to go for a swim. Visit her on Facebook or atwww.kristinvonkreisler.com."