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The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People

Speck, a stray who wanders onto Rick Bragg's farm in Alabama, is 76 pounds of wet hair and poor decisions. This dog picks fights he can't win with donkeys and other large livestock—not to mention meaner and bigger dogs with nothing to lose. The magic of Speck is his timing. He comes into Rick's life as he is battling cancer, kidney failure, chemo side effects, and the resulting depression and melancholia. Written with Bragg's incomparable wit, this book will charm your socks off.