The Dog I loved by
It is a strong story this one, where many disgraces occurred to various protagonists of this book and where new starts the main thematic.
Dogyow is an abandoned area of the East Coast at the moment. If in the past pretty populated, now it's a place where difficult women live there for finding, experimenting and live a new life.
In the past Dogtown had another name. It was later called Dogtown because of the women who continued to live there during the Revolution of 1812: they were mostly widows and who made them company were just their dogs, considering that their husbands passed away because killed. There is to mention that they were also considered pretty strange, witches.
Rosie Collins was the daughter of a good family and theoretically she had to have a brilliant future in every sense, but once she was accused of having murdered someone and she went to jail for a lot of years.
Meghan is another disgraceful lady, because she is in a wheelchair, she lived every kind of devastation you can imagine. Her family a disgraceful one plenty of problems.
Rosie, once out of jail, and she was innocent and incarcerated for a crime not committed by her, will receive from an unknown benefactor a job in the Dogtown's community. It will be a new beginning. She will be helped by Meghan, difficult character, strong past populated by wars, bad injuries and as said before limited movements; Rosie is extremely exigent, and at first won't be simple for Meghan to following her; at the same time for the first time in her existence Rosie thinks that she can returns to be alive. Sure Rosie wants to set free also her past, trying to search for her family at some point. A family who had completely abandoned her when found guilty; no one searched for her during the years.
I found moving this moment, touching. It's like if an uninterrupted light would return to be brilliant, alive in the existence of Rosie and her relatives.
Rosie is constantly followed by Shadow her therapy-dog.
A journal will bring other suspence and will help to understand the past.
The book is narrated in first person when Rosie tell her story; third person for Meghan.
The cover is beautiful.
I thank StMartin's Press for the physical advanced reader copy of this book.
Anna Maria Polidori