On Sale: October 29, 2013
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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, making indelible
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; 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 she reflects on the beloved pets
who have brought joy, and sometimes chaos, to her home
through the years, Steel also shares her thoughts on the
trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a
household, the challenges of housebreaking and
compatibility, the losses we feel forever.
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
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