by Barbara Sattler
DOG DAYS explores relationships between men and women, mother-daughter, friends, and dog and humans. It is a time of crisis for Kristin White. Twenty-five year old Kristin is released from prison after doing time for a crime she didn’t commit. Kristin is involved with two men. Self-centered Josh who lets her take the rap for his drug deal, and Kelly, a good but judgmental man she meets while on parole. Written by a former criminal defense attorney and Superior court Judge, DOG DAYS follows Kristin’s journey through the criminal justice system from arrest through sentencing with a focus on her relationship with her lawyer and cell mate. On parole Kristin struggles to find employment. She is finally hired by Sara, a psychic and dog communicator who owns The Dignified Dog, a dog training and day care business. There she meets Samantha, a smart, sensitive black lab and Theordore, a brown dog of mixed parentage who thinks with his stomach. They help Kristin learn about loyalty and compassion. With the help of Sara, her co-workers and various canines, Kristin starts to grow up and find out what matters in life. Kristin’s growth is tested when Josh once again causes a terrible event in Kristin’s life.
About the Author
Criminal justice and dogs, Barbara Sattler’s passions, come together in her first novel. She is a retired criminal defense lawyer and Superior Court Judge who spent 30 years in the courts. She is working on her second novel about a public defender who faces an ethical dilemma in the middle of a high profile murder case. Barbara lives with her husband, a retired law professor, and Toby and Teddy, two of the many dogs, who have enriched her life and her books.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 4, 2013)
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