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A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz
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Oct 22, 2009

it was amazing

This is going to sound cliche, but there is no other way to put this. If you love animals, especially dogs, you must read this book. My next statement is cliche too. The book made me laugh out loud and cry real tears. It really did. I have never read anything Dean Koontz has written, but I have become a fan of his because of this book.

A Big Little Life is the story of Trixie, Dean and Gerda Koontz's adopted service dog. Trixie is a golden retriever with so much intelligence, beauty, joy, and love that she changed the people who cared for her profoundly and thereby changed the world.

Koontz credits Trixie for giving him his innocence back, helping him rediscover his faith, and for helping him find the truths in his life that are eternal. My favorite line from the book is this: If we allow ourselves to be enchanted by the beauty of the ordinary, we begin to see that all things are extraordinary.

Little things can change the world and Trixie did her share. I encourage you to read this book to see how it makes this point delightfully clear.
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Dustin Crazy little brown owl Kathy,
I read A Big Little Life in September - I gave it 5 stars! If you're interested in trying any of Dean or Trixie's fiction, please check a new group on goodreads that I created it's called Koontzland - Dean Koontz. It's a great place for Koontz fans and Dog lovers too! In January, We'll be reading Watchers and could use more group members. Thanks!

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