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Walking in Circles Before Lying Down - A Novel

Merrill Markoe

Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," her life coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations, her eccentric mother is busy promoting the culmination of her life's work-the Every Holiday Tree-and her father is ending his brief third marriage while scheduling two dates for the same night. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back? It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs-and man's best friend has a lot to say. The ever-enthusiastic Chuck offers his tried-and-true advice on the merits of knocking over garbage and strewing it everywhere, auxiliary competitive peeing etiquette, and the curative powers of tossing a ball. Doubtful of her own sanity, Dawn considers that, in the ways of life and love, it might be better to trust Chuck's doggie instincts instead of her own.

Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," her life coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations, her eccentric mother is busy promoting the culmination of her life's work-the Every Holiday Tree-and her father is ending his brief third marriage while scheduling two dates for the same night. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back? It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs-and man's best friend has a lot to say. The ever-enthusiastic Chuck offers his tried-and-true advice on the merits of knocking over garbage and strewing it everywhere, auxiliary competitive peeing etiquette, and the curative powers of tossing a ball. Doubtful of her own sanity, Dawn considers that, in the ways of life and love, it might be better to trust Chuck's doggie instincts instead of her own.
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Dawn Tarnauer's life isn't exactly a success story. Already twice divorced, the young Californian is too busy job-hopping to start a career, her current boyfriend insists on living "off the grid," her life coach sister perpetually interferes with incomprehensible affirmations, her eccentric mother is busy promoting the culmination of her life's work-the Every Holiday Tree-and her father is ending his brief third marriage while scheduling two dates for the same night. Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back? It's not just Chuck, either; she can hear all dogs-and man's best friend has a lot to say. The ever-enthusiastic Chuck offers his tried-and-true advice on the merits of knocking over garbage and strewing it everywhere, auxiliary competitive peeing etiquette, and the curative powers of tossing a ball. Doubtful of her own sanity, Dawn considers that, in the ways of life and love, it might be better to trust Chuck's doggie instincts instead of her own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

7h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:23