Even the Dog Knows
by Jason F. Wright
Things between Meg and Gary haven’t been the same after the loss of their only daughter many years ago.
Years later, Gary reluctantly sets off on a cross-country drive after Meg reaches out to request a favor: let her see their old labrador one more time before he passes.
If you’re looking for a heartwarming family drama about love and four-legged companions, you can’t go wrong with “Even the Dog Knows.”
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Review by Melissa Dalton Martinez
After some time apart, Meg reaches out to Gary to let her see their dog, Moses, one more time before the old labrador passes. Gary, stuck in his own grief over the death of his daughter, breaks out of his routine by loading up the old bus with the dog and his grandson. Together, they set off on a cross-country drive, and, with the help of Moses, have a chance to grow and set some things right.
If you are looking for an emotional and heartwarming family drama, I would highly recommend this work of literary fiction by Jason F. Wright about the trials and tribulations of one couple across many years and several state lines—much of it from the point of view of their loyal dog, Moses. One of my favorite things about the book was how the story switched point of views and timelines, moving from past to present, through the perspective of Gary, Meg, and Moses.
Marriage, loss, and change are all difficult to navigate, but a family’s love can survive even the toughest obstacles life has to throw at it, especially with the help of a family pet. This novel put me in mind of Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons, but with more of a focus on the grandparents and with the added wisdom of a well-written canine perspective. Literary fiction readers won’t want to miss out on this novel about love and four-legged companions.