A Three Dog Life

A Three Dog Life

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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When Abigail Thomas's husband was hit by a car, it destroyed his short-term memory and consigned him to permanent brain trauma. Forced to adapt to a life alone, Abigail finds solace at home, discovering that friends, family and dogs can reshape a life of chaos into one that makes sense - a life full of its own richness and beauty.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,� London : 2007
ISBN: 9780297852841
Branch Call Number: B 813.54 THOM
Characteristics: 181 p. ; 19 cm


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Oct 06, 2015

This was a good book. I wish she would have talked more about the financial costs and was she given a choice to do all this surgery to save his life? There was no way he would ever be normal with the injuries he sustained. He was like a toddler. Why would anyone want to live like that? This story certainly brought on a conversation with my husband.

Jul 11, 2015

A wonderful book both about aging and about dealing with the unthinkable with courage and grace and thoughtfulness. We don't have enough books like this which can be models for all of us as we move through life. Highly recommended.

Jun 20, 2013

An inspiring and touching story. One of my favourite moments is found in pgs 130-131, truly amazing!

Sep 27, 2011

Coming from the same place as Abigail is, I found that I was visiting the past. An enlightening book.

frosty73 Jul 13, 2011

This book looked interesting, but then I got scared to read it thinking it might be too depressing. It wasn't. She writes melodically, and weaves meaning into the way her life has turned out. Bravo!

Oct 03, 2006

Stephen King says this is the best memoir he's ever read. That caused me to give it a try and if it's not the best memoir I've read, it's very close. I loved Thomas' style; very intimate, sometimes funny, always poignant and thoughtful. She learns to cope after her husband is severely mentally challenged after a car accident. She eventually starts to enjoy life again with the help of writing and her three beloved dogs.

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