Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Spotlight- The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard

I am excited to feature Kathleen Gerard's newest book The Thing Is. Released on March 9.2016 you will want to add this to your tbr pile.

Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing; 1 edition (December 16, 2015)
Language: English

Meredith Mancuso is depressed. Ever since the death of her fiancĂ©, she has shrunk from the world. Even with her successful writing career, she's not motivated to work. When her sister, Monica, begs for a favor, Meredith wants nothing more than to say no. But she’s ultimately roped into pet-sitting an orphaned Yorkshire terrier named Prozac. Blessed with spiritual wisdom and a high IQ, Prozac is an active pet therapy dog.

To heal broken-hearted Meredith, he rallies his fan club at Evergreen Gardens, an independent living facility, where he visits each week. Prozac and the community of resilient older folks challenged by losses of their own propel Meredith, often against her will, back into the land of the living. Meredith learns that most people carry some sort of burden, but it's still possible to find meaning, purpose, and joy—and sometimes, even love—along the way.

This is my first book I have read from this author and I found it to be very enjoyable.The story line is touching and holds you captive. The characters are fun and at times funny and really make this story strong. Love, moving on and the strengthe to get through what life throws at you is what this story is about.You will fall in love with Prozac, Meredith's little Yorkshire. You won't want to put this book down once you start it.

About the Author

Kathleen Gerard is a writer whose work has been awarded The Perillo Prize, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award and nominated for Best New American Voices and Short Story America, all national prizes in literature. Kathleen writes across genres. Her short prose and poetry have been widely published in magazines, journals and anthologies.Her essays have been broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). Kathleen's woman-in-jeopardy novel IN TRANSIT won The New York Book Festival - "Best Romantic Fiction" (2011). Kathleen writes for Shelf Awareness and maintains the blog, "Reading Between the Lines."

1 comment:

  1. Shelley - I really appreciate your review and your featuring more about THE THING IS. Keep up the good work on Shelley's Bookcase and Happy Reading! :)


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