By Greg Kincaid
(Crown Publishing Group (NY), Hardcover, 9780307951991, 292pp.)
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
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"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" meets "Life of Pi" in this quirky
spiritual journey across the wild highways and byways of America.
Free spirit Angel Two Sparrows--artist and musician extraordinaire--is having trouble making ends meet. On the verge of desperation, she inherits her crazy Aunt Lilly's bookmobile and half-wolf named No Barks, and dreams up yet another life plan. Painting her business card on the side of the van, Angel and her trusty companion set off on a pilgrimage across America hoping to jump-start her new profession: Native American Spiritual Consultant.
Traveling in the other direction, Ted Day and his trusty Irish Terrier-mix Argo are on a much needed vacation (and in need of spiritual nourishment). When he leaves Kansas, Ted can't image how far from his sleepy law office that old silver and black Winnebago 32RQ Chieftain will take him.
Two lives (four if you count the canines) collide (literally). Once the dust settles, Ted and Angel find themselves enamored. Sensing that something bigger and more profound has been set in motion, the couple embarks on a wild road trip, detouring into some rarely traveled corridors of the human soul. Very soon, it becomes clear that nothing will ever be the same for these travelers, their dogs, and, heck, the world at large, too.
"Coming from the author of books such as A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker," Kincaid writes, "This new novel might at first blush sound like a de-parture for me. And yet, Angel and Ted's journey throughout the Southwest reveals the themes at the heart of all my work: the ultimate questions of life and love, of companionship and overcoming the odds.