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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,636 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katie Crouch Narrator: Gabra Zackman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In April of 1985, Buzz Legare went fishing. The next day all that was found was his boat —and his waiting, faithful dog.

Twenty years later, his daughter Hannah still finds hope in believing, alone among her family, that he’s still alive somewhere. She has a smart husband, a thriving business, a beautiful home in San Francisco—and a huge hole in her troubled heart. True to her trademark talent for self-sabotage, she finds herself climbing up the fire escape in a desperate (and drunken) attempt to win back her own husband—and failing disastrously.

Slightly worse for the wear, Hannah returns to Charleston to salve her wounds. There, old loves, unrepented crimes, and family legends are stirred up from the dust. Hannah’s brother, the stoic with a secret of his own, cannot dissuade her from a manic search to uncover clues to the past—and they will both face shocking discoveries that lead them to reconcile their very different notions of loyalty and faith.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “A delicate and subtle novel.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A compelling family drama...with...dark humor tossed in at unexpected moments.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Prepare to have your heart broken while laughing out loud at this breathtaking, scathingly sardonic novel.”


  • “[An] accomplished sophomore novel...her dialogue is snappy, the situations darkly funny...and there’s...enough mystery to keep the pages turning.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hearing the innermost thoughts of a misguided character can be even more unsettling than reading them on the page—especially when the narrator’s performance is so convincing. Gabra Zackman portrays the irresponsible, self-destructive character of Hannah Legare with a calm, quiet vulnerability that makes the listener think that perhaps her story is worth hearing...Zackman slips between the characters effortlessly, depicting each one with sensitivity and grace.”


  • “As in her bestselling Girls in Trucks, [Crouch] writes with a dark, twisty, but approachable Southern charm.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian | 2/17/2014

    " In this novel, Hannah's marriage is falling apart. She is a cheater! And she is obsessed with the disappearence of her father when she was a child, convinced he is alive and somewhere out there. When she falls and injures herself, she goes back to her childhood home to rest up, and seek answers. The characters in this book as well developed and flawed, but they are likable for the most part. My biggest complaint about this book was the ending, which I will not say any more about! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Monica | 2/10/2014

    " Quick read. Not too exciting. Anticlimactic ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina Pinder | 1/27/2014

    " I hoped that Hannah would come to some all-telling, eye-opening conclusion about the mysterious death/disappearance of her father. I also wanted Warren and Hannah to rekindle their relationship. Alternate endings aside, this was a good read. I enjoyed Crouch's down-to-earth sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol MacInnis | 1/25/2014

    " Katie Crouch's story "Men and Dogs" is about an eleven year old girl whose father took his dog out on the water to go fishing and never returned. Although he was an excellent swimmer, the police called it a drowning. This never sat well for daughter, Hannah. Her brother, Palmer, blamed himself for his father's drowning as he believed his father saw him kissing another boy. Mother, Daisy married a wealthy man within a year of losing her first husband. The copious amount of questions that haunted Hannah would play a significant role in her everyday life. She would turn to alcohol and promiscuity, which in turn ended her marriage to Jon, a man she truly loved and couldn't explain her behaviour to. A poignant story, but certainly one that kept me wanting to read page after page. "

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