Jason F. Wright
Even the Dog Knowsby: Jason F. Wright
A family’s old, beloved dog takes a final road trip to help his humans find forgiveness and healing.
Meg Gorton finds herself alone and lonely in Florida. Three years earlier, she had packed what she could fit into her sister’s car and asked her estranged husband, Gary, to take care of Moses, their beloved black Labrador. Things between Meg and Gary hadn’t been the same after the loss of their only daughter many years ago. Even after raising their grandson, Troy, it was clear that if Meg wanted a new beginning, she would have to do it alone.
Haunted by the tragedy of his daughter’s death, Gary is stuck in his life in Woodstock, Virginia. He still owns and drives the bus for their hometown minor league baseball team, and he still thinks about the day his wife drove away.
Everything changes when Meg contacts Gary with a request to bring Moses to visit her one last time before the old dog passes on. Gary is reluctant, but Troy thinks it’s an excellent idea. They could even travel together in Gary’s bus. Along the way, Gary takes a detour to visit Troy’s ex-girlfriend, Grace. Gary might not know how to fix things with his wife, but he knows he doesn’t want Troy to make the same mistakes he did.
Although Moses is just a dog, he’s very observant. It doesn’t take long for him to figure out they are going on to see Meg. He knows he’s an old dog and that his time is near, but he also knows his family needs his help.
Even the Dog Knows is a novel that will take readers on a thousand-mile journey to find forgiveness, understanding, healing, and the meaning of true and lasting love.
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: March 8, 2022
Page Count: 352
—Rebecca Connolly, author of A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice
"Jason Wright's new masterpiece is an example of how family, love and friendship can save us in times of great woe and trouble. EVEN THE DOG KNOWS delivers twists and turns within a heartfelt tale that teaches us how to work through our most harrowing times. Here's the quick takeaway—read it!"
—Herb Scribner, Deseret News
"Join a team of relatable flawed characters who will quickly feel like family along this hopeful journey of regret, reconciliation, and the chance to find beauty through grief and love through loss. As readers have come to expect from Jason F. Wright's novels, this latest tale, EVEN THE DOG KNOWS, keeps the curveballs coming until the very end."
—Josette Keelor, The Northern Virginia Daily
"Takes you on a literal road trip of a struggling family who’s dealing with heart-aching loss. Readers will become immersed in the lives of Gary and Meg, their grandson Troy, and their dog Moses who brings healing, second chances, and forgiveness to the family. A delightful and poignant read that will remain with you long after the final page.”
—Heather B. Moore, USA Today bestselling author
"Themes of forgiveness, faith, and grace make Even the Dog Knows a good addition to a robust inspiration-fiction collection."
"A series of mishaps and misadventures follows a motley crew as they travel to Gulf Breeze, Florida, aboard a baseball team bus. Meanwhile, in Gulf Breeze, the object of their journey has a few surprises to share which will make the destination meaningful and worthwhile."
—Gulf Breeze News