Traveling Light

Traveling Light

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Paula Makaikis is ashamed of her marriage. Driven out of their bedroom by Roger's compulsive hoarding, she has spent the past ten years sleeping downstairs on her husband's ratty couch. Distant and uninspired, Paula is more concerned with the robins landing on her office window ledge than her hard-earned position at the university. Until a phone call changes everything. A homeless Greek man is dying in a Queens' hospital and Paula is asked to come translate. The old man tells her of his beloved dog, Fotis, who bit a police officer when they were separated. Paula has never considered adopting a dog, but she promises the man that she will rescue Fotis and find him a good home. But when Fotis enters her life she finds a companion she can't live without. Suddenly Paula has a dog, a brand-new Ford Escape, an eight-week leave of absence, and a plan. So Fotis and Paula begin the longest drive of their lives. In northern Minnesota, something compels her to answer a help-wanted ad for a wildlife rehabilitation center. Soon Paula is holding an eagle in her hands, and the experience leaves her changed forever.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765333023
  • 9780765333025
  • 1,796,361

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Destined to become a classic.--Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog, on An Echo Through the Snow Compelling and evocative.--Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. author of The Other End of the Leash, on An Echo Through the Snow An immensely readable story about how dogs heal us and lead us, sometimes through harsh cold and deep snow, to places of great beauty and safety.--Stacie Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on An Echo Through the Snow Delicate and vivid...an elaborate weaving of past and present.--Michelle Diener, author of In a Treacherous Court, on An Echo Through the Snow "Destined to become a classic." --Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog, on An Echo Through the Snow"An historic, inspiring, and uplifting race to the finish." --Modern Dog on An Echo Through the Snow"Compelling and evocative." --Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. author of The Other End of the Leash, on An Echo Through the Snow"Powerful debut...stark, gorgeous prose and a timeless story of love realized, lessons learned, and paths taken." --Booklist (starred review) on An Echo Through the Snow"Beautifully drawn and emotionally resonant." --Kirkus Reviews on An Echo Through the Snow"An immensely readable story about how dogs heal us and lead us, sometimes through harsh cold and deep snow, to places of great beauty and safety." --Stacie Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on An Echo Through the Snow"Delicate and vivid...an elaborate weaving of past and present." --Michelle Diener, author of In a Treacherous Court, on An Echo Through the Snow Destined to become a classic. Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog, on An Echo Through the Snow An historic, inspiring, and uplifting race to the finish. "Modern Dog on An Echo Through the Snow" Compelling and evocative. Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. author of The Other End of the Leash, on An Echo Through the Snow Powerful debut...stark, gorgeous prose and a timeless story of love realized, lessons learned, and paths taken. "Booklist (starred review) on An Echo Through the Snow" Beautifully drawn and emotionally resonant. "Kirkus Reviews on An Echo Through the Snow" An immensely readable story about how dogs heal us and lead us, sometimes through harsh cold and deep snow, to places of great beauty and safety. Stacie Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on An Echo Through the Snow Delicate and vivid...an elaborate weaving of past and present. Michelle Diener, author of In a Treacherous Court, on An Echo Through the Snow" Praise for "An Echo Through the Snow" "Destined to become a classic."--Susan Wilson, "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Good Dog""An historic, inspiring, and uplifting race to the finish."--"Modern Dog""Compelling and evocative."--Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. author of "The Other End of the Leash""Powerful debut...stark, gorgeous prose and a timeless story of love realized, lessons learned, and paths taken."--Booklist (starred review)"Beautifully drawn and emotionally resonant." --Kirkus Reviews"An immensely readable story about how dogs heal us and lead us, sometimes through harsh cold and deep snow, to places of great beauty and safety." --Stacie Williams, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin"Delicate and vivid...an elaborate weaving of past and present."--Michelle Diener, author of "In a Treacherous Court"show more

About Andrea Thalasinos

ANDREA THALASINOS, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Madison College. She is the author of An Echo Through the Snow, an inspiring novel that combines her longstanding passions for dogs, nature, and native peoples. Andrea lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin.show more

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216 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 29% (63)
4 44% (96)
3 21% (46)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (2)
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