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Dr. Lucy Peterman was not built for a messy life. A well-respected surgeon whose patients rely on her warmth, compassion, and fierce support, Lucy has always worked hard and trusted in the system. She’s not the sort of person who ends up in a twelve-step program after being caught stealing supplies from her hospital.

But that was Lucy before the accident—before her husband and unborn baby were ripped away from her in an instant, before her future felt like a broken promise. Caught red-handed in a senseless act that kept her demons at bay, she’s faced with a choice: get some help or lose her medical license.

Now she’s reluctantly sharing her deepest fears with a bunch of strangers, avoiding her loneliness by befriending a troubled girl, pinning her hopes on her husband’s last gift, and getting involved with a rugged cop from her past. It’s only when she is adopted by a stray mutt and moves her group to the dog park that she begins to truly bond with the ragtag dog-loving addicts—and discovers that a chaotic, unplanned life might be the sweetest of all.

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  • “The story of a woman who had everything, lost everything, and now wants to shoplift the rest.”

    Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Few authors are funnier or more sympathetic than Ann Garvin and few heroines more in need of comic relief and sympathy than Dr. Lucy Peterman. The Dog Year is a kind, gentle, honest look at a woman whose life has come apart and a survivor who puts it all back together.”

    Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The quirky cast of characters in The Dog Year keeps this book interesting. Lucy is familiar with tragedy, and despite trying to fill her life with work and stolen goods, she cannot move on from the past…This fast and entertaining novel will keep readers on their toes, never knowing what Lucy and her cohorts—along with their zany dogs—will get themselves into next.”

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  • “Hilarious, insightful, and heartbreaking…A deeply intimate story of tragedy and recovery that readers and book clubs will treasure.”

    Matt Bondurant, author of The Night Swimmer

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About the Author

Ann Wertz Garvin worked as a registered nurse while finishing her doctorate in exercise psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is a professor of health and nutrition at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. Additionally, she teaches creative writing in the masters of fine arts program at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. She is the author of two novels. She lives in Wisconsin.