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The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

A novel of a young woman who, despite knowing nothing about animals, signs herself up for dog training school at the Sanctuary, where she discovers that rescue can find even the most hopeless among us and that friends come in all shapes, sizes and breeds

The Sanctuary. High up on the mountain, the Sanctuary is a home for strays and rescued dogs. Once the indomitable Mrs. Auberchon lets her pass, Evie joins a training program there --- never mind that she doesn’t know a thing about animals. But when she’s finally on the mountain with staffers, volunteers and the dogs, Evie learns quickly, finding refuge in the Sanctuary as the dogs do. For, like the racing greyhound who won’t move, the golden retriever who returns every time he’s adopted and the Rottweiler failing at search-and-rescue, Evie has a troubled past. A worthy shelf-mate to books by Garth Stein and Carolyn Parkhurst, this is a heartfelt novel about finding in your fellow animals a deeper sense of home, healing, and hope for a fresh future.

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances
by Ellen Cooney

  • Publication Date: May 12, 2015
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0544483936
  • ISBN-13: 9780544483934