Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had (Paperback)

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Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had (Paperback)

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From National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rick Bass, Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had is "[a] gorgeous, heart-tugging, man-and-dog memoir" (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Colter, a German shorthair pup, was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Colter surprised his new owner, first with his raging genius, then with his innocent ability to lead Bass to new territory altogether, a place where he felt instantly more alive and more connected to the world.

This interspecies love story vividly captures the essence of canine companionship, and yet, as we've come to expect from Rick Bass, it does far more. Colter illuminates the heart of life by recreating the sheer, unmitigated pleasure of an afternoon in the Montana hills with a loyal pup bounding at your side.

"Colter is a dog of boundless spirit, all grace and wild genius. And his terrific master, Rick Bass, happens to be a national treasure. What a terrific team they make."—New York Times best-selling author Carl Hiaasen

RICK BASS’s fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his memoir, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618127368
ISBN-10: 0618127364
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2001
Pages: 208
Language: English

"...luminously transcendant passages on the education and sorrowful loss of a brilliant…chocolate brown pointer that will transfix anyone who has ever loved a dog." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Bass is a masterly writer . . . Your dog loves you, Bass, and this reviewer does, too." USA Today

"Bass' writing is cinematic -- he lets readers run with Colter through the fields . . . [we] feel Colter's energy as he experienced it." Denver Rocky Mountain News

"Has anyone ever written so perfectly of a dog shaking water from its fur, curled up tight during sleep?" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

". . . A book to be savoured. . . on a lazy summer afternoon, with your dog asleep on the ground below." Bookpage

". . . A book to be savoured. . . on a lazy summer afternoon, with your dog asleep on the ground below." Bookpage

"Colter is a dog of boundless spirit, all grace and wild genius. And his terrific master, Rick Bass, happens to be a national treasure. What a terrific team they make!" -- Carl Hiaasen, author of SICK PUPPY —