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The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People, Lost and Found



by
Rick Bragg

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Knopf (Adult)
ISBN
9780525658818
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse
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From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin’ and The Best Cook in the World, the warm hearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.

Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the Fed Ex man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock, and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He has been that way since the moment he appeared on the ridgeline behind Rick Bragg’s house, a starved and half-dead creature, seventy-six pounds of wet hair and poor decisions.

Speck arrived in Rick’s life at a moment of looming uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis, chemo, kidney failure, and recurring pneumonia had left Rick lethargic and melancholy. Speck helped, and he is helping, still, when he is not peeing on the rose of Sharon. Written with Bragg’s inimitable blend of tenderness and sorrow, humor and grit, The Speckled Beauty captures the extraordinary, sustaining devotion between two damaged creatures who need each other to heal.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: General , Violence: Cruelty to Animals , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

7 1/2" x 5"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Rick Bragg (1959– ). Dog owners. Pet loss. Rural life. US authors. Illness. Cancer. Family life. Alabama. US South. 

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