A Man of His Own

A Man of His Own

Large Print - 2013
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Returning home from World War II with injuries that shatter his professional baseball dreams, Rick Stanton is reunited with his beloved dog, Pax, who had been volunteered for the Army's K-9 Corps and who has forged an equally strong bond with a soldier who joins Rick's family.

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410463944
141046394X
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION WILSO...S
Characteristics: 493 pages ; cm

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AL_KRISTI Dec 01, 2016

Beautifully written and a wonderful example of Susan Wilson's writing, A Man of His Own details the life and loves of Pax, a brilliant and well loved german shepard mix. Wilson has a remarkable grasp of the inner mind of dogs and writes with passion and pure love for dogs. Pax has amazing adventures first as a loving pet and then later as a war scout, and his bond with his people is profound and will fill your heart with joy and love. A wonderfully written adventure that will pull at your heart strings.

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sirreil
Mar 11, 2015

Didn't quite see how this story could have turned out in a good way, but it came together so well. I would like to read more by this author.

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BloomFree
Jun 17, 2014

I wanted to say that I really enjoyed how well the author conveyed the dog's perspective and also enjoyed the story of how Pax got his name (beautiful). However I couldn't get behind the man loving his dog and being strongly bonded and having the dog volunteered to the war -- that didn't seem right. The love triangle was predictable -- I don't think it would have gone the way it did in real life in any way. There is a good story here - it was just missing some major ingrediants in my eyes to make it work best for me.

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caj1222204441801
Oct 10, 2013

this is the most compelling book i have read. the characters are vivid and you feel u are living this with the characters. a definite must read. i could not put it down.

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