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The Wonder of Lost Causes ~ Nick Trout

May 2, 2019

Every human talks to their dog.

Every human thinks their dog “talks” to them.

By what do you do when your eleven year old insists that he has an actual magical connection with a dog that you, as a veterinarian, need to make a life or death decision about?

That’s Doctor Kate’s dilemma as she fights for her son’s life and incredibly the stray dog her son has affixed himself to.

She is the sole caretaker of a preteen son with cystic fibrosis, a vet at a Cape Cod shelter that is on the brink of being shut down, and really not in the mood (or financial place) to take on a dog with his own medical issues.

But as both a dog lover and a doting mom, her son’s obsession with this mutt begins to take a toll on her heart strings, making for one very emotional ride.

As the single mom of an eleven year old, a caring field professional, and life long dog obsessed human, this book had me from the get go.

It also takes place in Massachusetts, which is where I grew up so that made the whole thing more fun.

It also came at a kind of teary moment, too. Though the the book has a lot of fun and silliness going on (as dogs and kiddos do), the part dealing with cystic fibrosis came during a week when one of my dear friends lost a young adult friend to the illness. When I picked up the book to read through it, it felt that much heavier having just heard the real life reality of the fiction I was immersed in.

For that (and the shelter dog love and awareness) I am super grateful for this beautiful book.

Thank you so much to TLC Book Tours and Nick Trout for giving me the chance to be on this tour. And definitely go pick up a copy when it comes out!

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Nick Trout

Dr. Nick Trout works full-time as a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. He is the author of five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller Tell Me Where It Hurts, and his writing has been translated into sixteen different languages. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kathy; their daughter, Emily; their adopted labradoodle, Thai; and Emily’s service dog, a black Labrador named Bella.

Find out more about him at his website.

As always, don’t just take my word for it! Check out these other TLC tour stops.

Instagram Features

Tuesday, April 30th: Instagram: @readingwithmere

Tuesday, April 30th: Instagram: @theweekendbooker

Wednesday, May 1st: Instagram: @momandmadread

Thursday, May 2nd: Instagram: @readingbetweenthe__wines

Friday, May 3rd: Instagram: @beauty_andthebook_

Saturday, May 4th: Instagram: @simplykelina

Sunday, May 5th: Instagram: @henryandbennysbooknook

Monday, May 6th: Instagram: @barkingaboutbooks

Tuesday, May 7th: Instagram: @novelreality

Review Stops

Tuesday, April 30th: BookNAround

Wednesday, May 1st: Bibliotica

Thursday, May 2nd: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Friday, May 3rd: Ms. Nose in a Book

Monday, May 6th: Read Like a Mother

Tuesday, May 7th: Jennifer ~ Tar Heel Reader

Wednesday, May 8th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, May 9th: Tina Says…

Friday, May 10th: Book by Book

Monday, May 13th: Tabi Thoughts

Tuesday, May 14th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Wednesday, May 15th: PNW Pixie

Wednesday, May 15th: Instagram: @barkingaboutbooks

Thursday, May 16th: Kritters Ramblings

Friday, May 17th: What Is That Book About

Thursday, May 23rd: View from the Birdhouse

Friday, May 24th: Books and Bindings

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