Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG by Kate Atkinson

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Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
Little, Brown
Category: Fiction, Suspense & Thrillers
Format: Hardcover Book
Publish Date: 3/21/2011
Price: $24.99/$0.00
ISBN: 9780316066730
Pages: 400
Size: 6" x 9-1/4"

Description (from the publisher):
Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective-a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

Meanwhile, Jackson Brodie, the beloved detective of novels such as
Case Histories, is embarking on a different sort of rescue-that of an abused dog. Dog in tow, Jackson is about to learn, along with Tracy, that no good deed goes unpunished.

About the Author (from the publisher):
Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories, One Good Turn, and When Will There Be Good News?


Jill said...

I've enjoyed the books of hers I've read...and I love the title on this one. Going on my list!!

bermudaonion said...

This one actually showed up in my mailbox yesterday. I did a little happy dance.

carla said...

Sounds great!and i love the cover too.

Zibilee said...

I have only read one Atkinson book (Behind the Scenes at the Museum) but I have a couple of her others on my shelf. This one looks good too, so thanks for sharing it with us!

Rose City Reader said...

Atkinson's J. Brodie books are my favorites of all times. I have given the first three as gifts to my friends and family and cannot wait to read this fourth one. I hope I get it for Christmas!

TheBookGirl said...

Thanks for highlighting this one. I have never read anything by this author.