In this touching and highly anticipated memoir, Dean Koontz tells the story of Trixie, his big little dog who was by his side for ten joy-filled years. From her earliest days as a bouncy puppy to her last romp in the park, Trixie brought laughter and love into Dean’s life and he into hers. She was always there to comfort him when things went wrong – as they sometimes do – offering unstinting devotion with that special mixture of innocence and knowingness that only dogs can provide. A Big Little Life is more than just an unforgettable tribute to a wonderful animal; it is also a moving chronicle of human-animal friendship at its best.
For who is this book for ?
This touching and highly anticipated memoir is for anyone who has loved and lost a pet, or for anyone who appreciates the unending love and companionship of a dog.
- Shows the special bond between a man and his dog
- Tells the story of how Trixie brought laughter and love into Dean’s life
- The author spends too much time talking about his other dogs and how they related to Trixie, rather than focusing on her personality
- The book is more a sentimental tribute to Trixie than an actual memoir
- There are no pictures included
Learn more about the author
Dean Koontz is the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Life Expectancy, Odd Thomas, and Brother Odd. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda Steiner, their golden retriever Trixie (named after Dean’s big little dog), and two King Charles spaniels.
“This has to be one of the most heartwarming books I have ever read. It is a tribute to the love between human and animal, but it is also so much more than that. Dean Koontz writes with sensitivity and depth about his relationship with Trixie, showing how their bond was far deeper than simply owner and pet.”
“This book is an amazing, touching tribute to Dean Koontz’s late dog Trixie. It really captures the deep bond that can form between humans and their pets. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will appreciate this wonderful book.”
“This book is so special. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will enjoy it.”
“This is one of the best dog books I have ever read. The bond between Dean and Trixie is so evident, and you really feel like you know them both by the end. If you are a dog lover, this book will steal your heart.”