A Three Dog Life - Abigail Thomas

A Three Dog Life

By Abigail Thomas

  • Release Date: 2007-02-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 131 Ratings


When Abigail Thomas’s husband, Rich, was hit by a car, his brain shattered. Subject to rages, terrors, and hallucinations, he must live the rest of his life in an institu­tion. He has no memory of what he did the hour, the day, the year before. This tragedy is the ground on which Abigail had to build a new life. How she built that life is a story of great courage and great change, of moving to a small country town, of a new family composed of three dogs, knitting, and friendship, of facing down guilt and discovering gratitude. It is also about her relationship with Rich, a man who lives in the eternal present, and the eerie poetry of his often uncanny perceptions. This wise, plainspoken, beautiful book enacts the truth Abigail discovered in the five years since the acci­dent: You might not find meaning in disaster, but you might, with effort, make something useful of it.


  • A 3 Dog Life

    By Mjrock22
    The book is written so choppy, but then it reflects the life that the characters are thrown into. I just had a hard time following along with the story as it jumped all over the place and then ended as abruptly as it was written. The story does make you realize your life can change forever in a heartbeat, and dogs do live in the now.
  • A Three Dog Life

    By Time well spent
    I found this book to be educational, thought provoking AND entertaining. What more can one look for in a good read! Thank you and I will recommend this book highly to other readers.
  • A Three Dog Life

    By Terrellhill
    I have read this book 3 times. I love the writing. It as if Abigail Thomas is talking to me, in a private conversation. The book is like good company.
  • Three dog life

    By reader1348
    Lovely, just lovely. It's the equivalent of smelling roses or eating dark chocolate except with words.