A Man of His Own

A Man of His Own

Large Print - 2013
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Once a promising professional baseball player, Rick Stanton returns from World War II with his body broken, and his dreams shattered. He and his wife, Francesca, had also volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp. Then the soldier who fought the war by his side returns with Pax, hoping to adopt him. Instead, the Stantons offer him a job as Rick's live-in aide. An unlikely family is formed, with Pax at its center
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410463944
141046394X
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT FIC Wilson, S 2013
Characteristics: Large print
493 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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AL_KRISTI Dec 01, 2016

Beautifully written and a wonderful example of Susan Wilson's writing, A Man of His Own details the life and loves of Pax, a brilliant and well loved german shepard mix. Wilson has a remarkable grasp of the inner mind of dogs and writes with passion and pure love for dogs. Pax has amazing adventures first as a loving pet and then later as a war scout, and his bond with his people is profound and will fill your heart with joy and love. A wonderfully written adventure that will pull at your heart strings.

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sirreil
Mar 11, 2015

Didn't quite see how this story could have turned out in a good way, but it came together so well. I would like to read more by this author.

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BloomFree
Jun 17, 2014

I wanted to say that I really enjoyed how well the author conveyed the dog's perspective and also enjoyed the story of how Pax got his name (beautiful). However I couldn't get behind the man loving his dog and being strongly bonded and having the dog volunteered to the war -- that didn't seem right. The love triangle was predictable -- I don't think it would have gone the way it did in real life in any way. There is a good story here - it was just missing some major ingrediants in my eyes to make it work best for me.

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caj1222204441801
Oct 10, 2013

this is the most compelling book i have read. the characters are vivid and you feel u are living this with the characters. a definite must read. i could not put it down.

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