For Paul Gustavson, a hack writer for the wildly popular For Morons series, life is a succession of obstacles. His wife has left him, his father has suffered a debilitating stroke, his girlfriend is dating another man, he has impotency issues, and his overachieving brother invested his parents' money in stocks that tanked. Still, Paul has his friends at Bay State bar, a steady line of cocktails, and a new pair of running shoes (hes promised himself to get in shape). And then theres Stella, the one constant in his life, who gives him sage advice, doesnt judge him, and gives him unconditional love. However, Stella wont accompany Paul into his favorite dive bar. "I'll roll on dead carp, I'll even eat cat turds, but that place grosses me out." Stella, you see, is Paul's aging Lab-shepherd mix, and she knows Paul better than he knows himself.
In I Thought You Were Dead, author Pete Nelson delivers a novel that is all at once heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heart-wrenchingly funny. Most of all, its a story that proves that when a good dog is by your sideespecially one with whom you can have an engaging conversationlife can be full of surprises.
"What's supposed to be a feel-good ending comes across as cheap. The charactersStella especiallydeserve better." - Publishers Weekly
"Like a big, friendly mutt-a bit too eager to please, but sweet-souled and companionable." - Kirkus Reviews
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Pete Nelson is the author of several books, including Left for Dead. He is also a singer-songwriter with a select but devoted following. He is not, however, the Pete Nelson who writes books about tree houses, although he has nothing against them. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
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