A Dog Called Homeless
By Sarah Lean
(Katherine Tegen Books, Hardcover, 9780062122209, 208pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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When Cally Fisher says she sees her dead mother, no one believes her. The only other living soul who sees Cally's mom is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mom appears. And when Cally stops talkingwhat's the point if no one is listening?how will she convince anyone that her mom is still with them or persuade her dad that the huge silver-gray dog is their last link with her?
A Dog Called Homeless is the gentle and touching story of how one girl's friendship with a homeless dog can mend a family's heart.
Sarah Lean lives in England with her husband, son, and dog. She has worked as a page planner for a newspaper, a stencil maker, and a gardener, among various other things. This is her first novel.
Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to cope with their loss.
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)