Download PDF by Dean Koontz: A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

By Dean Koontz

ISBN-10: 0007336829

ISBN-13: 9780007336821

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction e-book, the deeply relocating tale of his existence along with his strong puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful facet comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a unique position in Dean's middle. And now, during this, his first non-fiction e-book, Dean opens his center to his readers to offer us stories of Trixie, of the wonderful puppy who replaced him and adjusted his existence.

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The AFL-CIO speaker was attacking the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). After one very critical comment, one of the dogs let out a loud yelp and tore up the stairs and out of the upper entrance and the others, also yelping, all followed him. ” The students applauded wildly. The GIs The GIs who came back from the military were far more mature than earlier students, more determined to get their degrees and to start making their ways in the world (and they had no taste for supervision in loco parentis).

She has taken my chicken-feet scratches in the barnyard dust and turned them into readable prose, as an alchemist turns lead into something of greater value, with patience and a sixth sense that passeth all understanding. Eric Ashby, then vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, once wrote to me that my handwriting looked to him like the recording of a seismograph tracking a minor earthquake in a far corner of the planet. To Marian Gade, my research associate and occasional coauthor, also for over thirty years, who has pulled together documentation and statistical data, edited my prose, corrected my errors, and added to my understanding with her comments, all with endurance and goodwill and intellectual talent that no one else in my long experience could have matched.

Her father and mother ran a country store in the small town of Beaumont as well as a hillside farm behind the store, with a horse and a cow. My mother had only a sixth-grade education, but she was determined that her children would go to college. She refused to marry my father until she had saved enough money to be able to send any daughter or son of hers to college. As a result, my three sisters went to Oberlin and I to Swarthmore. Mother’s best friend in our neighborhood was the local schoolteacher, Miss Elba.

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