➷ The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances Free ➭ Author Ellen Cooney – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances The Sanctuary High Up On The Mountain, The Sanctuary Is A Place Of Refuge It Is A Place Where Humans Save Dogs, Who, In Turn, Save The Humans It Is A Place Where The Past Does Not Exist, Where Hopelessness Is Chased Away, Where The Future Hasn T Been Written, Where Orphans And Strays Can Begin To Imagine A New Meaning For Family Evie Is Making Her Way To The Sanctuary She Has Lied To Gain Entry She Has Pretended To Know Than She Does About Dogs, But She Is Learning Fast Once The Indomitable Mrs Auberchon Lets Her Pass, She Will Find Her Way Like The Racing Greyhound Who Refuses To Move, The Golden Retriever Who Returns To His Job As The Sanctuary S Butler Every Time He S Adopted, And The Rottweiler Who S A Hopeless Candidate For Search And Rescue, Evie Comes From A Troubled Past But As They All Learn, No One Should Stay Prisoner To A Life She Didn T Choose This Is The Story Of Two Women And A Whole Pack Of Dogs Who, Having Lost Their Way In The World, Find A Place At A Training School And Radical Rescue Center Called The Sanctuary It Is A Story Of Strays And Rescues, Kidnappings And Homecomings, Moving On And Holding On And Letting Go And It Is, Ultimately, A Moving And Hilarious Chronicle Of The Ways In Which Humans And Canines Help Each Other Find New Lives, New Selves, And New Hope.

  • Hardcover
  • 289 pages
  • The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances
  • Ellen Cooney
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 0544236157

About the Author: Ellen Cooney

I m writing a new novel, my tenth When I came to rural, midcoast Maine twenty one years ago, it was supposed to be all about finding quiet for brief periods quiet as a change from a busy, crowded life in Cambridge MA But I stayed, and I keep on staying All I see from the windows of my writing room are trees and sky The ocean s close by, and the Kennebec River, and a large freshwater pond It I m writing a new novel, my tenth When I came to rural, midcoast Maine twenty one years ago, it was supposed to be all about finding quiet for brief periods quiet as a change from a busy, crowded life in Cambridge MA But I stayed, and I keep on staying All I see from the windows of my writing room are trees and sky The ocean s close by, and the Kennebec River, and a large freshwater pond It s a watery world Did I start to be a better writer because of the quiet and the pace of daily life defined by light and rural life chores I like to think so I would also like to think that after a lifetime of reading and writing I published my first novel in 1983 I actually have some expertise in doing things with words, sentences, paragraphs, a story, a book But every new book is a whole new life Sometimes it amazes me that all my books are so different from each other But I m glad for that I actually never know what s coming, once I have characters and a basic sense of a story I feel so lucky that I keep on being surprised



10 thoughts on “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

  1. says:

    2.5 Overall I truly wanted to like this book I still want to like it, but quite a few things kept fighting against me The ideas are there I very much liked the premise of this book and how dogs and humans can work to rescue each other However, on the execution level, things simply did not jive with me I think my biggest issue is with the main character, Evie Although we are inside her mind for 75% of the book, I am left with knowing very little about her We get a few select flashbacks an 2.5 Overall I truly wanted to like this book I still want to like it, but quite a few things kept fighting against me The ideas are there I v...

  2. says:

    Reese, age 3 Royal poodle, chocolate brown, approx 85 pounds Flew to Pennsylvania from Oklahoma in a small crate on board three airplanes Considered by his family to be quite quirky Very loveable Hates tight spaces and shows symptoms of claustrophobia Shows instant distrust of tall lanky boys with glasses and dark hair Hates denim jackets and ...

  3. says:

    There may be a novel in there, but between lists of dog breeds, screeds on dog training, etc I didn t see one Too bad, because it sounded like my kind of book had it been less full over over serious earnestness.

  4. says:

    I am probably the perfect reader for this book I am a dog nut who is involved with rescue animals and sit on the board for a positive training obedience school So it s not to hard to believe that I really liked the DOGS in this book I found the people slightly less likable but I guess I havepatience with broken dogs than I do with broken people The writing style was very stream of consciousness, which I didn t mind too much However some of the run on sentences were a little hard to fo I am probably the perfect reader for this book I am a dog nut who is involved with rescue animals and sit on the board for a positive training obedience school So it s not to hard to believe that I really liked the DOGS in this book I found the people slightly less likable but I guess I havepatience with broken dogs than I do with broken people T...

  5. says:

    Second chances for rescued dogs, for first time dog trainers, for homeless teenaged guy.This book meanders a bit, but in a totally appropriate way Rehab is not easy for either the dogs or the people, but it has moments of great excitement for b...

  6. says:

    I thought I was going to love this book when I started it, but I got confused with the setting and the characters.I enjoyed learningabout dog rescue and liked watching Evie conquer her addiction problem.

  7. says:

    This is my first experience with Cooney s writing, but as a dog lover and shelter dog supporter, from its description, this book seems like the perfect one for me Unfortunately, I think my expectations were much too high Right from the start, the book gives an unfavorable first impression The chapters, though brief, suffer from verb tense inconsistencies and the shifting perspective also makes difficult to feel a firm connection to the story itself, not to mention the characters.Even as the u This is my first experience with Cooney s writing, but as a dog lover and shelter dog supporter, from its description, this book seems like the perfect one for me Unfortunately, I think my expectations were much too high Right from the start, the book gives an unfavorable first impression The chapters, though brief, suffer from verb tense inconsistencies and the shifting perspective also makes difficult to feel a firm connection to the story itself, not to mention the characters.Even as the unusual style choices settle a bit, the book runs into some rather preachy parts as Evie learns about abused dogs, training and sta...

  8. says:

    I am a huge dog lover so I enjoyed the book the dogs were my favorite Well, most of the dogs.I am a big dog lover so Josie and Dora weren t really a favorite of mine, but I loved Hank and was bummed he left so soon I loved Boomer as well pit bulls and goldens are my dogs of choice And I enjoyed Shadow, Tasha, and Alfie I have had a tickle to want to open a rescue shelter myself and this definitely pulled at those heart strings.I felt like I could connect to the book with the way that E I am a huge dog lover so I enjoyed the book the dogs were my favorite Well, most of the dogs.I am a big dog lover so Josie and Dora weren t really a favorite of mine, but I loved Hank and was bummed he left so soon I loved Boomer as well pit bulls and goldens are my dogs of ...

  9. says:

    Imagine that your family had a new baby and suddenly, they began beating you The people that you have always trusted, for years, become frightening strangers.Imagine you are an athlete who has been kept in a crate most of your life, trained with less than gentle measures, and then tossed out when you can t r...

  10. says:

    If you like dogs, stories about redemption, or just a great tale or tail groan , this is a wonderful novel I fell in love with the book and the characters, both human and canine, almost immediately The author s styles is crisp, the story moving, and the hopeful possibility ...

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