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December 7, 2013

The Hunt of Her Life

A book about a Massachusetts rescue dog that will touch your heart

By Joseph A. Reppucci

Now available at a Special 20% Off
Holiday Discount Rate
Makes a great gift or stocking stuffer for animal lovers of all ages.
Massachusetts and its people play critical roles in the plot of this nonfiction book. Many scenes and photos involve historic Lexington, the author's hometown. Scenes also take place at Houghtons Pond in Milton and Horn Pond in Woburn. Veterinarians and veterinary technicians at Lexington Veterinary Associates, Slade Veterinary Hospital in Framingham, Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, the New England Veterinary Oncology Group in Waltham and the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England in Waltham play prominent roles in the book's plot. And Under My Wing Pet Care of Belmont as well as Andover Kennels in Windsor also have key roles.

About the Book (you may remember, I wrote about it earlier, here!)

The Hunt of Her Life is a nonfiction book about Samantha, an unwanted rescue dog who the author adopts at age 2. This beautifully designed deluxe full-color book, by longtime newspaper journalist Joseph A. Reppucci, contains more than 60 vibrant color photos of dogs to help illustrate the compelling and uplifting story of Samantha - a pretty tricolor bird dog who uses her warm personality to win people over and build a new family after being put up for adoption by a hunter because she is gun-shy and afraid to hunt. Learn how she uses her special bonding abilities with people to help her eventually make a transition from the hunting fields to family life.

While reading The Hunt of Her Life you will travel with Samantha and the author along a trail filled with surprising twists, sudden turns, mystery and even what some call a miracle. And when the journey is finished, you may never look at people and their pets, motherhood - and perhaps even God - in the same way. The vibrant color photos are carefully positioned throughout this professionally designed premium book so you can see lifelike print images of Samantha and other dogs as you are reading about them, making you feel like you are right there with them!

A thoughtful story for pet enthusiasts
Those who love pets will appreciate the deep bond shared between this unwanted rescue dog and the book's author. Their unique closeness helps Samantha to twice defy certain death.
A warm story for mothers
Moms will be touched by the relationship that the author has with his own mother. Their connection helps him to overcome many frustrations and deal with overwhelming odds in his suspenseful nationwide "hunt" to try to locate the unknown birthplace and family roots of his unregistered rescue dog after she eventually succumbs to illness.
A riveting story for those who enjoy suspense
Readers who like suspense will be intrigued and fascinated by the crafty investigative journalism techniques the author uses to try to uncover his dog's family tree.
A spiritual story for everyone
Everyone will be in awe as they come to realize that God all along has been providing a guiding hand in Samantha's journey through life and astonished when they ultimately learn about the mystical gift at the end of this rescue dog's trail.
The Hunt of Her Life is must reading. It will take you on a captivating journey - a trip like no other - that will touch your heart.

About the Author

Joseph A. Reppucci of Lexington, Massachusetts, worked 35 years as a reporter and editor on major daily newspapers in the Greater Boston area and is retired from The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, a GateHouse Media newspaper. Mr. Reppucci writes an online column about dogs, The Ruff Report, which appears on hundreds of newspaper websites. The column focuses on animal abuse and rescue as well as other pet topics such as adoption, behavior, health, medicine and safety. He is a graduate of Lexington High School and of Suffolk University in Boston, where during his senior year he was the editor in chief of The Suffolk Journal, a student newspaper that won acclaim for its quality from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter@JosephAReppucci.

What they are saying

"A wonderful journey made all the more remarkable by the determination of the author to honor his beloved English Setter and her bloodline. Twist after twist, turn after turn, you're never let down as The Hunt of Her Life proceeds toward its uplifting conclusion. Vivid photos complement the intelligent narrative. Don't forget the tissues, but don't worry - there's plenty to smile about, too."

- Dick Trust, retired sportswriter, The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.

''The book is terrific! Wonderfully written, and I loved looking at those magnificent color photographs. This book really moved me, and I couldn't put it down. I don't own a dog, but I was inspired by this compelling rescue dog's story."

- Matthew Spencer, reporter, Nebraska Life magazine

"A wonderful story that is told with love and pride by a fine writer. It's a great tribute not only to Samantha, the rescue dog who is the book's main character, but to rescue dogs everywhere, of all kinds. This book is a must read for all dog lovers."

- Maryellen Dever, free-lance reporter, Hingham, Mass., Journal

"You will enjoy this book! It's a love story that can be appreciated even by non-dog people, even crazy cat ladies like me."

- Pam Sansbury, retired copy editor/writer, The Miami, Fla., Herald

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Publication Date: August 1, 2011
ISBN/EAN13: 1456385720/9781456385729
Page Count: 140
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Language: English
Color: Full Color
Categories: General/Pets and Dogs
Publisher:, a division of
List Price: $29.99

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