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A Man of His Own

By Susan Wilson, 1951-

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything.  Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered.  But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army’s K-9 Corp, not knowing if they’d ever see him again.


Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war.  Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can’t bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons.  But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up.  Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick’s live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center.   As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out.


All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.



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Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Susan, 1951-
Title: A man of his own / Susan Wilson.
Publisher Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Disabled veterans -- Fiction. Service dogs -- Fiction. Dogs -- War use -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781250014368 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Wilson
Oclc: 827256814
Bib Id: 452117

Format: Book
Author: Wilson, Susan, 1951-
Title: A man of his own / Susan Wilson.
Edition: First Edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Disabled veterans -- Fiction.
Subjects: Service dogs -- Fiction.
Subjects: Dogs -- War use -- Fiction.
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
LCCN: 2013013955
ISBN: 9781250014368 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Wilson