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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Come Back, Como

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Come Back, Como by Steven Winn

Publisher/Publication Date: Harper Collins, Sept 29, 2009

About the book: Steven Winn and his wife, Sally, held out for as long as they could. When the San Francisco couple finally gave in to their only child Phoebe's pleas for a dog, they adopted a scraggly terrier mutt from a local animal shelter. The new family pet, Como, turned out to hate men—especially the author—and proved to be a cunning escape artist. Traumatized, single-minded, and exceptionally clever, Como was bent on breaking Winn's sanity and self-respect, his bank account and his heart.

Come Back, Como is the story of one man's hilarious and poignant quest to win the trust of a dog who wanted nothing to do with him. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the maddening but ultimately rewarding effects Como had on his family, the misadventures and ordeals and terrifying events he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can make us more human. (Harper Collins)

About the author: Steven Winn is an award-winning journalist and fiction writer who spent many years as a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle. A Philadelphia native and founding staff member of the Seattle Weekly, he held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in fiction at Stanford University. His work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, National Lampoon, the New York Times, Parenting, Prairie Schooner, Sports Illustrated, and the Utne Reader. He lives with his family in San Francisco. (Harper Collins)

Come Back, Como
Publisher/Publication Date: Harper Collins, Sept 29, 2009
ISBN: 978-0061802591
288 pages

What are you waiting for? Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


ann marie said...

This is to cute, thanks for the heads up. Have a good one.

bermudaonion said...

I want the dog on the cover! Oh, and the book sounds good too.

Mary said...

Adorable cover : )

Infant Bibliophile said...

That sounds like such a funny, cute book. Great Christmas gift for dog lovers.

lotsasheep said...

I read the Reader's Digest exerpt that was just out this month. The book seems to be very well written and based on the author's great selfrevelations. A great read!


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