Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways by Jane Hanser

 
 
 

Joey, the chocolate Labrador, loves to run and run. Living in the neighborhood of the Boston Marathon, he runs as many as twelve miles a day, early in the morning, with his dad. But after they return home from a run, Joey still wants more, much more. Keenly observant, he allows no opportunity to explore the world pass him by. But will his insatiable sense of discovery lead him to gratification? Or to danger? A decision Joey makes early one morning forever changes his life and the lives of his mom and dad, his running partner.

Dogs Don't Look Both Ways is a true story with a unique voice and a lot of adventure.

 

The Midwest Book Review, July 2014

"Dogs Don't Look Both Ways: A Primer on Unintended Consequences is based on the personal memories of a husband, wife, and their beloved chocolate Labrador Joey; some names have been changed to protect individual privacy, and the colorful storytelling might best be dubbed "reality-based fiction". The exuberant, loving and trusting personality of Joey shines through, as Dogs Don't Look Both Ways is narrated from his canine perspective. Dog lovers everywhere will see a little bit of Joey in their own pets and their daily lives, in this wonderful and heartfelt reminiscence." 
Jane Hanser has developed software to teach writing, self-published a grammar book and taught English as a Second Language at several campuses of the City University of New York. She has an M.Ed. in English Education and ESL from the Graduate School of Temple University. In her other life, she is dedicated to many and varied community activities. Her poetry and essays have been published in numerous print and online journals such as "Poetica Magazine," "The Persimmon Tree", "Every Writer's Resource," and others. She spends way too much time on the computer. She is married and lives, works and plays in Newton, MA.