(Awarded the Maxwell Medal for Fiction from the Dog Writers Association of American) "My name is Justine Meade and in my 43 years there have only been a handful of people that I have loved. No, that's an exaggeration. Two. Two that I lost because of stupidity and selfishness. One was my son. The other was my dog." This follow-up novel to Susan Wilson's One Good Dog is the story of a bright-eyed gray and black Sheltie named Mack, who has a talent for breaking through human grief. Justine Meade has endured a life filled with loss, much of it made bearable by Mack's companionship. When the trucker taking Justine back east to her hometown and her dying father leaves her stranded at a truck stop, the dog is still in his cab. But it's not Justine who finally finds Mack, it's Ed and Alice Parmalee, still mourning the loss of their daughter seven years before and living solitary, purposeless lives, until Alice spots the little lost Sheltie at the cemetery.
"Wilson readily relies on a Sheltie's nature and behavior to drive the emotion-packed story.... As with Marley and Me and The Art of Racing in the Rain, it's hard not to like a book where a dog is a major player."—Kirkus Reviews