One Good Dog (Mass Market)

A Novel

By Susan Wilson

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9781250059796, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 30, 2014

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"One Good Dog is a wonderful novel: a moving, tender, and brilliantly crafted story about two fighters-one a man, one a dog- hoping to leave the fight behind, who ultimately find their salvation in each other. Susan Wilson's clear and unflinching style is perfectly suited for her story that strips away the trappings and toys we all hide behind, and exposes our essential need to give and accept love in order to thrive."-Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

Adam March is a self-made "Master of the Universe." He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting-until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam's sister has been missing for decades. That she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind. And that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose.

Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he's worked so hard to achieve. He doesn't believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service. But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance.

Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He's been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance's unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam.

What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other-in ways they never could have expected.

About the Author

Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of books including One Good Dog, Cameo Lake and Beauty, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which was made into a CBS-TV movie. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard.

Praise For One Good Dog: A Novel

“Those who ate up Marley and Me will want to check out Wilson's novel, which follows a disgraced millionaire who finds a friend in a scruffy pit bull.” —

“A love story between man and dog…you'll cry at the end.” —USA Today

One Good Dog belongs on the top of everyone's reading list.” —Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA)

“Nowhere can we see the potential for our own redemption more clearly than in the eyes of our dog. Susan Wilson illustrates this truth poignantly and beautifully in this story of second chances.” —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cold Cold Heart

“Fans of Marley and Me will find a new dog to cheer for in Wilson's insightful heart-tugger...Chance tells his story in his own words, which makes his mistreatment and return to the fighting pit powerfully disturbing. Combined with Wilson's unflinching portrayal of Adam's struggle to overcome his past, Old Yeller ‘s got nothing on this very good man and his dog story.” —Publishers Weekly

“A finely wrought story of second chances and also of the power of the human/canine bond, the amazing and myriad ways in which dogs can touch and make better people's lives. As Chance himself so aptly puts it, ‘What else could I have done? I'm only canine, I had to help'.” —Bark magazine

“Evokes both laughter and tears, but the ending assures you that humans and dogs are capable of redemption.” —Library Journal

“Susan Wilson's evocative and deeply moving novel reminds us that even the most unlikely human can also find redemption, sometimes, with a little help from a canine friend.” —Melissa Jo Peltier, New York Times bestselling co-author of Cesar's Way

One Good Dog equals one great book!” —Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Purrfect Murder

One Good Dog will make you cry, will make you laugh, will make you feel things more than you thought possible--and it will make you believe in second chances.” —Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors and This is How

“One Good Dog is a wonderful novel of healing and redemption.” —Spencer Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of Dog on It

“Anybody who has ever loved a dog---or been ‘a pack of two,' as Chance so aptly puts it--will love One Good Dog…I hope Susan Wilson sits and stays--forever.” —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and Keep Quiet

One Good Dog is a terrific book that held me from beginning to end!” —Iris Johansen, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Sight Unseen

“I was so moved by Susan Wilson's writing: her understanding of the lost, in the language of the wild.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Lemon Orchard