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A wise, witty, sometimes heartbreaking love story about a pet doctor who discovers that the best relationships are often the most surprising

Dr. 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “A touching, funny story about the mystery of love—human and animal—that rings too true.”

    Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author

  • Ask Bob is a funny, smart, charming, and relatable romp—with dogs! I enjoyed every page.”

    Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “With poignant insight into the precarious nature of human emotions, Gethers, author of nonfiction books about a beloved cat, including The Cat Who’ll Live Forever, dramatizes what it means to be vulnerable and how the pursuit of love and desire for renewal can soothe even the most tortured soul.”


  • “In his latest novel, Gethers spins a modern tale of betrayal and reconciliation, failure, forgiveness, and family…A melancholy yet redeeming story of life and love, loss and redemption.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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