By Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction publication, the deeply relocating tale of his existence together with his sturdy puppy Trixie
Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful part comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.
Trixie had a different 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 lifestyles.
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A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie by Dean Koontz