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A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog


Bestselling author Koontz tells the story of how he and his wife, Gerda, unexpectedly met and fell in love with a golden retriever named Trixie. The ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Overall customer rating: 4.334
Catherine H

Bark of Joy

by Catherine H on Dec 3, 2011

This is such an inspirational book. Trixie Koontz was always a joy to read but this book has all the pathos and love that imbued Trixie's wriiting. Kudos to Dean Koontz, not only for being Trixie's secretary. but for letting her teach him and everyone who reads it some big life lessons.


Almost made me want to get a dog

by Dorothy on Oct 13, 2011

Loved this story about Trixie, the Koontz's Golden Retriever - a rescue dog from CCI in Oceanside, CA. It was also an insight on how to mentally prepare for the day when your dog goes to heaven.



by MommyDearest on Sep 27, 2009

This is not a novel; it?s Trixies? memoirs, written by Dean Koontz. For those of you that are not familiar with Dean Koontz, Trixie is his dog. This is about Dean, his wife Gerda, how they came to acquire this amazing dog, and how she changed their lives. There?s humor, compassion, love and sadness. This is definitely a must read. How often does an author write a book about his personal life? I enjoyed this tremendously. Koontz has a very informative and funny web site:

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