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The Resource The Wonder of Lost Causes

The Wonder of Lost Causes

Label
The Wonder of Lost Causes
Title
The Wonder of Lost Causes
Statement of responsibility
Nick Trout
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Language
eng
Summary
'Inspiring... An artfully crafted story about the connection between a boy and his dog and the deep bond between a son and his mother.' Kirkus ReviewsDr Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything. Kate's always told him he's not allowed to get a dog. She's a single mum taking care of a kid who has to fight for every breath he takes and Jasper's daily medical routine is complicated enough without adding a mutt to the mix. The terrible irony for Kate is that, as the overworked veterinarian running an animal shelter, her life is full of dogs in constant need of rescuing.Kate has to live with the fact that every abandoned dog is on a two-week deadline to find a human - so when a scarred, mistreated wreck turns up, she knows he doesn't stand a chance. Named Whistler, he's too old, too ugly. A lost cause. But the dog forms an instantaneous, almost magical connection with Jasper. Whistler never makes a sound, let alone a bark, yet he speaks to Jasper in a myriad of mysterious ways, forging an indelible bond with the boy.But time is running out. As Kate and Jasper fight to give Whistler another chance, one thing becomes clear: the dog has chosen them for a reason. And what Whistler inspires in them may be his most important lesson of all. Transformative, moving and life-affirming, The Wonder of Lost Causes will break your heart and make it sing.'Suspenseful, heart-wrenching, and life-affirming, this riveting book is at once great fiction and vividly, urgently true.' Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Good Creature'If you cried at the end of Marley and Me... you'll love the wonders found within the pages of this heartwarming story.' James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Crucible'A true testament to the power of love in its purest and most absolute form.' Rachael Lippincott, New York Times bestselling author of Five Feet Apart
Summary
A single mother learns that her chronically ill son can communicate with a special dog, and the lessons this dog teaches can shape the future and transform their lives
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10764103
Cataloging source
BT
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Trout, Nick
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Wonder of Lost Causes
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Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_620456
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871291
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Wonder of Lost Causes
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_620456
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871291
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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