Here from #1 New York
Times bestselling author Danielle Steel is a charming love letter to the
pet dogs that have enriched her life.
In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells
the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that
could light up an entire room. From Minnie’s arrival at home in San Francisco
to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect
backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives and how
they become part of the family.
We meet Steel’s childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the basset
hound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer.
We also meet Sweet Pea—unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband—and
all those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines,
and one potbellied pig. As Steel reflects on the beloved pets who have brought
joy—and sometimes chaos—to her home through the years, she also shares her
thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household,
the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, and the losses we feel
Filled with colorful characters (human and otherwise),
delightful photographs, practical wisdom drawn from long experience, and
brimming with warmth and insight on every page, Pure Joy is a love
letter to this special relationship—and one of the most charming books yet from
the incomparable Danielle Steel.
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