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Sight Hound by Pam Houston
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Dec 21, 2008

really liked it
Read in December, 2008

My friend Kerfe sent me this book not knowing much about it but knowing that I love dogs and books about dogs. This one is worth reading. It is told from different perspectives: of Rae, the main character (Pam Houston?), her husband, friends, her ranch caretaker, and best of all for me, the various animals. I'm a sucker for anthropomorphism and I loved the voices the various critters were given. Essentially, Rae is in love with Dante, her Irish wolfhound, who has survived gruesome surgery for osteocarcoma but probably doesn't have much time left. He is the constant in her peripatatic life. (Dante even has a pen pal, a little girl who had the same condition--an interesting side note).
Telling much more would probably create spoilers, so I'll end this here, with my recommendation. I didn't give it five starts because there were a few parts that seemed clunky or unnecessary. Read it anyway. Thanks Kerfe!
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