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Joint Custody (The Gatz Chronicles #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the The Gatz Chronicles series.


Description


A mischievous dog takes matters into his own paws when his beloved owners split up in this offbeat romantic comedy. 

The Man has custody Monday through Friday, The Woman has custody on the weekends. But that's not enough for Gatz, who will do anything to bring them back together—even if it kills him. And it almost did. Of course he knows chocolate is bad for him, especially two whole pounds of it, but it’s the risk he’s willing to take to get them back together. 

Gatz knows that The Man and The Woman are perfect for each other—how can they not see it too? She is an editor and he’s a writer. She’s a social butterfly and he’s as introverted as a guy can get.  After the misguided death-by-chocolate attempt, Gatz thinks he still has time. But when New Man—so handsome, so nice, so perfect—enters The Woman's life, he realizes he’ll need to step up his game. And you know what they say: drastic times call for drastic doggy measures.  

A laugh-out-loud romance that will touch your heart and make you want a furry friend of your own.

About the Author


Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of 40 books for adults, teens and children, including The Sisters 8 series for young readers which she created with her husband Greg Logsted and their daughter Jackie. Her books have been published in 15 countries. She has yet to meet a jigsaw puzzle that could defeat her. Lauren lives with her family in Connecticut where, surprisingly, she has a cat.

Jackie Logsted is a college student studying film, screenwriting, and American Studies, training to write and direct movies. She created The Sisters 8 series with her mother and father, and had a short story published in Ink Stains Vol. 7. She knows her cat would be jealous to find out she wrote a book about a dog, so she chooses not to tell him. At college, she runs into many dogs, and never condescendingly calls them "buddy".

Praise For…


"Lauren Baratz-Logsted and her daughter Jackie Logsted have written a funny, wise and sparkling romp.  Gatz is a dog on a mission. Determined to keep his owners together by any means necessary, he takes matters into his own paws and rewrites a love story destined for disaster. A delight from
my new favorite mother/daughter writing team."—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Tony's Wife 

"I admit I am a sucker for stories about four-footed-friends and for mother/daughter writing teams like the Logsteds.  And the charm here is the narration is by a wise-in-love dog...A perfect romp to brighten your winter!"—Caroline Leavitt, New York times bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World and With or Without You

"The authors of Joint Custody take the reader on a delightful adventure, led by a determined, cheeky, endearing narrator named Gatz, a Border Collie on a mission to reunite his owners. Our hero may miss a few key signs along the way, but he shares his growing understanding of happiness, true love, friendship, and happy endings. Highly entertaining!"—Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and Limelight

"A laugh-out-loud rom-com set in New York City’s publishing world...This touching, hilarious outing is worthy of two paws up."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A hilarious rom-com unfolds in this adorable novel written by a mother-daughter duo...A fun delight!"—Woman's World

"Filled with all the fun and playfulness you could want, and some surprising warmth to close it all out."—BookPage

"From the first page to the last, this skillfully crafted novel is an absolute delight to read. It is witty and often laugh out loud funny...well worth reading! Highly recommended."—Fresh Fiction

"This is a clever, charming, and very funny novel, and the reader who isn’t laughing out loud by the second page is surely lacking in the sense of humor department.”—New York Journal of Books


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593199589
ISBN-10: 0593199588
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Gatz Chronicles

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I had such a BLAST with this book. This book is an oral history of a hugely-popular fictional rock band from the 70s--which, by the end of the book, you can hardly believe isn't a real band!! This book is so darn comfortable to sink into, and it’s so weirdly entertaining to watch this band have all of its meltdowns and successes, all its failures and triumphs. You get to know each of these characters and their quirks so well that by the time Daisy Jones and the Six are performing onstage, you feel like you're right there in the audience as a fan. You get to be part of all the moments that make a rock band go down in history… What a blast!!

Truly, the only problem I have with this book is that there isn't a Daisy Jones and the Six album to listen to along with it.....

(Adult Fiction) - reviewed by Isabel