Monday, October 21, 2019

Sadie Sapiens-How Smart is Your Dog?

Sadie Sapiens --How Smart is Your Dog?

by Jeff T Bauer

High school, junior year, and Emma is barely getting by, head down as she stays low on the social radar. Sadie, her best friend and constant companion, craves attention and understanding as much as Emma does. The two of them find strength and comfort in their friendship while surviving one crisis after another. Thing is, Sadie only weighs four pounds, stands ten inches tall and talks to Emma by barking. Until Emma notices something very unusual - Sadie displays a high degree of intelligence. Way intelligent. As in Emma and her learn how to communicate intelligent. Just the two of them, by jointly creating a special language only they know. Way special. Emma soon realizes the benefits of owning an intelligent dog with superior senses. Hiding Sadie in a converted purse sure makes for loads of classroom hijinks. Follow their story as the two risk discovery, an unexpected family tragedy, dog fighting, puppy mills and a glimpse into the secret world of canines through Sadie’s senses. This is Sadie’s challenge, a dog enduring her own teenage angst, struggling to find respect and acceptance in human society. SADIE SAPIENS blends the pleasures and pains of a dog and young woman growing up together, proving that some bonds are strong enough to survive across species.

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New Sci-Fi Thriller- Slower by Ted Shepherd


by Ted Shepherd

A young-adult, science fiction thriller full of action and suspense.

Emit Friend thought he was a normal bored 14-year-old, until he stumbled upon his power to slow time. At first, he has fun with his power as he learns to use it. He pranks friends, impresses his cousin Ellen, and irritates the high-school bullies. But then he begins to fear that he may not be alone. Others seem to have his same power, and the more he looks into it, the more he realizes how tied they are to some of history’s greatest crimes. Emit starts to reevaluate his power as he unravels the mystery. Has he used it for good? Or is he following in the footsteps of whoever else is out there, using their powers to steal…and even murder?

Perfect for young adult fans of Ender’s Game and the Divergent series, Slower is the thrilling story of a teen coming to grips with a powerful ability and struggling to overcome his inner demons to use it for good.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain

by Garth Stein
The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
“Splendid.” —People
“The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult

“It’s impossible not to love Enzo.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
“This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.” —Sara Gruen

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