Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pg. 69: Alison Pace's "City Dog"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Alison Pace's City Dog.

About the book, from the publisher:
After her divorce, Amy Dodge thought she’d finally write the next Great American Novel. Instead she’s written a bestselling children’s book series, Run, Carlie, Run! starring her adorable and spirited West Highland White terrier and a dashing (but fictional) Scottish explorer. When Carlie is offered a starring role in her own television show, and the explorer begins to take on a life of his own, Amy’s world takes a surreal turn.

But just when Amy starts thinking it’s a dog’s life after all, she figures out a way to make everything change. And though life in New York isn’t always a walk in the park, it might just take her exactly where she needs to be.
Among the early praise for City Dog:
"CITY DOG is a whimsical, fanciful story presented from the points of view of an on-the-verge-of-jaded New York City writer, one of her fictional children's storybook characters, and her dog. Pace writes with wit, confidence, a delightful and gentle voice, and a keen eye that misses nothing."
--Lee Harrington, best-selling author of Rex and the City

"In her newest novel, Pace tells the story of Amy and her spirited dog, Carlie. Told from Amy's and Carlie's perspectives, the story draws us in from the first page with a straightforward plot, a sprinkling of interesting supporting characters and funny musings from both girl and dog. A delight to read."
--The Romantic Times (4 stars)

"[A] fun read with a very realistic portrayal of romance, dog ownership and the struggle to find yourself in New York City."
Learn more about the book and author at Alison Pace's website, her blog, and Carlie's blog.

Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick and Thin, and City Dog. Her non-fiction essays have appeared in several anthologies including Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit.

The Page 69 Test: City Dog.

--Marshal Zeringue