Larry And The Dog People

Larry And The Dog People

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Larry MacCabe is a retired academic, a widower, and friendless--until a chance meeting with the administrator of a care home. At her suggestion he adopts a basset hound, and joins her one Saturday at Georgetown's Volta Park. He becomes a regular visitor, and for the first time in his life the member of a gang. While his new companions prepare for the annual Blessing of the Animals service on the Feast Day of St. Francis, Larry puts the finishing touches to a conference paper he's due to present in Jerusalem and arranges a house-sitter. Neither the service nor his visit to Israel go to plan, and on his return Larry is charged with conspiring to blow up a church and complicity in the deaths of four people. All that stands between him and conviction is a personal injury lawyer--and things for Larry aren't looking good.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Harpenden, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843448548
  • 9781843448549
  • 2,158,478

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"The fun here is the interactions among these offbeat characters, the crazy situations that ensue, and Larry's ultimate evolution from a self involved academic into a caring, fully dimensional person."--Booklist Online
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About J. Paul Henderson

J. Paul Henderson is the author of The Last of the Bowmans and Last Bus to Coffeeville, which was selected as a World Book Night 2016 title.
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35 ratings
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