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 alone on her husband's ratty couch. Fearing the judgments of others, especially her opinionated Greek mother, Paula is unwilling to reveal to anyone the secrets of her home life - or how the man she loves appears to value his possessions more than his wife. She has focused her passion on an academic career, but lately, feeling distant and uninspired, Paula is more concerned with the robins landing on her office window ledge than with her hard-earned position at the university. Then a dog changes everything. Paula had never considered adopting a dog, but when a mutt named Fotis enters her life, he becomes a companion she can't live without. She takes an eight-week leave of absence and sets out on a road trip with Fotis in a brand-new Ford Escape. At a rest stop in northern Minnesota, she answers a help wanted ad for a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Soon Paula is holding an eagle in her hands; the experience changes her forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20mm | 308.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765337789
  • 9780765337788
  • 1,657,385

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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

"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 elaborate weaving of past and present." --Michelle Diener, author of In a Treacherous Court, on An Echo Through the Snow
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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.
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