The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

Book - 2014
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"Evie is making her way to the Sanctuary, [a dog rescue program high atop a mountain]. She has lied to gain entry. She has pretended to know more than she does about dogs, but she is learning fast. Once the indomitable Mrs. Auberchon lets her pass, she will find her way. Like the racing greyhound who refuses to move, the golden retriever who returns to his job as the Sanctuary's butler every time he's adopted, and the Rottweiler who's a hopeless candidate for search-and-rescue, Evie comes from a troubled past. But as they all learn, no one should stay prisoner to a life she didn't choose"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Boston ; New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544483934
0544483936
9780544236158
0544236157
Branch Call Number: FICTION COONEY 2014
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 22 cm

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samcmar Aug 08, 2017

This was a surprise of a read! This book is about second-chances at a better life, and more specially about rescue dogs who are looking for a forever home but have perhaps done things in the past that make them "unwanted." This book broke my heart! I own two dogs and I couldn't be without either of them in my life, but this book reminds us that like people, dogs deserve to be loved and needed. They need to the right person to give them the compassion they need. You learn so much about the dogs in this story, their personalities and it makes me wish I could just adopt all the homeless dogs out there.

Move over crazy cat lady status, meet crazy dog owner lady (my life's goal, clearly!)

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juliepiano
Nov 07, 2014

I really wanted to like this book. I love books about self-discovery and the idea of finding oneself by working with rescue dogs seemed like a plot I would enjoy. It took me a while to read this book simply because I didn't have that normal urge to pick it up and continue reading. The characters are a bit strange - very little background information is given about the characters so you are left wondering why they are acting like they are. I kept waiting for the climax of the story-line but it never came. I enjoyed getting to know the dogs, but the human interaction was definitely lacking.

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