Comet's Tale

Comet's Tale

How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

By Steven D. Wolf; Lynette Padwa

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781616200459, 257pp.

Publication Date: October 2012


"Comet's Tale" is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts Comet, an elegant cinnamon-striped racer. Or does Comet adopt Wolf?

In "Comet's Tale" we follow their funny and moving journey as Wolf teaches Comet to be a service dog. With her boundless enthusiasm and regal manners, Comet attracts new friends to Wolf's isolated world. And finally, she plays a crucial role in restoring his health, saving his marriage, and broadening his definition of success.

About the Author

Lynette Padwa, the author of numerous books, including "Everything You Pretend to Know and Are Afraid Someone Will Ask, " has collaborated on many more. She lives in Los Angeles.