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Nop's Hope

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The sequel to Nop's Trials, about a woman and her remarkable border collie
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by The Lyons Press (first published 1994)
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Michelle
Mar 09, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to Nop's Trials. It takes place some 8 or 9 years later and focuses around Penny (Lewis's daughter) and her dog, Hope (Nop's son). After suffering a horrible tragedy (which goes unnamed through the beginning and becomes clearer as you get further into the book), Penny sets off on her own to follow the sheepdog trial circuit with Hope. Lewis and his wife, Beverly, are distressed at her leaving and not being in contact, so try to seek her out on the road numerous times, even goi ...more
Marilyn
Nov 07, 2014 Marilyn rated it liked it
A book about sheep trials, the dogs (border collies) and the humans involved. The backstory of this book is tragic, and I don't believe it is helped much by the heroine's actions. The end has an interesting twist, but was ultimately disappointing to me. I also was mystified by Ransome, a key character who is impossible to figure out.
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Mar 16, 2014 Andy Plonka rated it really liked it
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I would have liked to learn more about the actual process of sheepdog trials, but finding something out about the Border Collie mind was worth reading the book.
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Not nearly the read that Nop's Trial was but fun for border collie enthusiasts.
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Donald McCaig is the award-winning author of Jacob’s Ladder designated “the best civil war novel ever written” by The Virginia Quarterly. People magazine raved “Think Gone With the Wind, think Cold Mountain.” It won the Michael Sharra Award for Civil War Fiction and the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction.
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