Both humorous and heartwarming, Dog is the story of Jill Rosen – a single, childless professor who has given up on finding love – and Phil, the wise, young dog she adopts, almost by accident. Although Jill finds her routines disrupted and her wistfulness about past loves stirred, she forges a connection with the dog that takes her by surprise in her solitary middle age.
Michelle Herman is the author of the novel Missing, the collection of novellas A New and Glorious Life, and a memoir, The Middle of Everything. Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a James Michener Fellowship, and a major teaching award from Ohio State University, where she has taught since 1988. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, still life painter Glen Holland, their daughter Grace, and too many pets to mention.
“Herman’s spare novella is a haiku of loneliness and human redemption…[she] deftly peels back the layers of Rosen’s ingrained self-defenses to reach her once joyful core.”
— Entertainment Weekly
Publication Date: October 12, 2007
trim size: 7.4 x 5.3 x 0.8