A wise, witty,
sometimes heartbreaking love story about a pet doctor who discovers that the
best relationships are often the most surprising
Robert Heller is one of New York City’s leading veterinarians, and his Ask Dr.
Bob advice column is hugely popular among pet lovers. Yet Dr. Bob understands
animals a lot better than people, and he could definitely use some advice of
his own—especially when it comes to his family. His father is angry and
controlling, his mother is nearly invisible, and his brother seems bent on
destroying not just his own life but the lives of everyone around him. As for
Bob’s wife, Anna, she is all but perfect, assuming one can ignore her own
colorful but deeply dysfunctional clan. And then, just when Bob thinks he’s
figured out what it takes to thrive in the human world as comfortably as he
does among cats, dogs, and hamsters, tragedy strikes. How can he go on living
when he is suddenly, soul killingly alone?
In previous books, Peter Gethers has
written charming true tales about what a man can learn from a beloved cat. Now
he ventures into new territory with a funny, touching novel about a pet doctor
who finds out what it means to be human and what a family must do to truly
become a family. Full of unforgettable characters, Ask Bob will remind
everyone that sometimes we need a lot more than love to make the world go
around—but that love is an awfully good place to start.
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