Are you ready?
Before she followed him into the house, she peered at his car filled with boxes and clothes on hangers -- the same imagery from the day he had left town when Eden was fifteen years old. -- pg 129, From the Dead by John Herrick
My opinion of this one kept swaggering back and forth up until the life changing event....curious to see where his revelations lead him....
While she sits in the doorway, I bring Sprits'l out to the garage, where he bounds into the car and puts his paws up on the back window, grinning and yapping an ecstatic neener-neener through the glass at her. Puzzle is unimpressed with the effort and oddly seems to feel no urge to one-up the Pom behind the window. They take a short car trip together. Sprits is joyful; within a couple of blocks, Puzzle's head and ears are down. Love the car, Sprits'l Morse-taps across the window with his paws. Puzzle's sullen expression suggests: Hate the car. Hate the drive. Think I hate you too. -- pg 102, Scent of the Missing by Susannah CharlesonOkay, I know...that was WAY more than two sentences....but I had to share the scene. Too funny....and true! Dogs have a language all their own; it's up to the humans to figure out what they are conveying and in this book very important that they do!
She only knew that for whatever reasons, the combination of Burt's kindness, the negative power of her own tongue, and the familiar and pleasing fragrance of food from her heritage had made her irreconcilably sad. It was much easier to stay crusty -- which kept her vulnerabilities ticked in where they belonged. -- pg 107, Stray Affections by Charlene Ann Baumbich
Enjoying the story, but still trying to figure out just what the snow globe has to do with the events unfolding.....we shall see.....