Historical fiction, Animal stories, General fiction
Human-narrated audio, Human-transcribed braille
Now in paperback, the award-winning story of a lost West Highland Terrier warming hearts and bringing generations together A dog’s world is a world of scents, of adventure. When a Harvey the West Highland Terrier wanders out of his old… life guided only by his nose and his heart, lives begin to converge. Austin, a young volunteer at the Brayside retirement home, quickly finds that the audacious Harvey inspires Mr. Pickering, a bitter resident coping with memory loss, to tell stories of his childhood. Moved by the elderly man’s Dust Bowl recollections of grinding poverty and the perseverance of his friends and family, Austin begins to trade his preconceived notions for empathy. But is it enough to give him the resolve to track down Harvey’s original owner? Supported by warm graphite illustrations from acclaimed artist Tara Anderson, author Colleen Nelson immerses readers in a rich and unflinchingly human tale of struggle and hope—all inspired by one curious dog.