A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie, Dean Koontz
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A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

Author: Dean Koontz

Narrator: Dean Koontz

Abridged: 4 hr 13 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 07/11/2011

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.“A humorous, poignant portrait of [a] remarkable dog.” —Kirkus Reviews“One dog book that everyone…will deeply enjoy.” —Booklist (starred review)“A delightful read…an unusually effective brief for the joy that dogs bring us.” —The American Spectator“A tender, insightful, loving homage…an inspirational book of love, hope and humor.” —Bookreporter.com

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About the Author

Author Dean Koontz was born in Everett Pennsylvania in 1945. He has used various Pen names such as, Aaron Wolfe, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, K.R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Owen West and Richard Paige. His accomplished occupations include novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and poet. Most people were not aware of his many Pen names and various talents in literature besides novelist. Koontz genres of choice are suspense, horror and science fiction thrillers. He has had 14 hardcovers and 14 paperbacks making it to #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. According to the Dean Kootnz official website, he has sold more than 450 million copies of his books.

A little known fact about Dean Koontz is that he had hair transplantation in the late intos. Many of his novels are set in or around Orange County, California where he lives with his wife Gerda, in Newport Coast in an estate named Pelican Hills. His reported annual salary is $25 million.1990

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