The Dog Walker
By Leslie Schnur
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743482080, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 21, 2005
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Refreshing and insightful, rich with humor and brimming with life, The Dog Walker is the story of Nina Shepard, Manhattan dog walker extraordinaire. With the keys to her clients' apartments, Nina has the freedom to cross several foyers and a moral boundary, and enter their lives...where she just might find the things that are missing in her own.
And so she falls in love with Daniel, a man she has never met but whom she thinks she knows from snooping around his apartment when she picks up Sid, his Weimaraner, for walks. But by the time each of them unleashes the truth about who the other really is--after all the mishaps, deception, and lost dogs--it's too late. Nina and Daniel will never be the same again.
The Dog Walker is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a single woman's quest for fulfillment. It is about city living--any city, all cities--and the struggle to feel at home in the world. Finally, it is about life itself: unpredictable, bursting with love, and not to be missed.
Leslie Schnur was previously the editor-in-chief of Delacorte
Press/Dell Publishing. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and a
graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she currently
lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
"Delivers workplace dish, social skewering, name-brand knowingness, and sexy sex...with attitudinal smarts, deft writing, and perfect comic timing."
"A warmhearted, big-city fairy tale about the things that matter most: dogs, friends, music, and falling in love."
--Jennifer Weiner, author of In Her Shoes and Little Earthquakes
"It's 309 pages of pure glee, made all the more fabulous by the presence of extremely excellent dogs."
--The Dallas Morning News