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The North Runner Kindle Edition
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In time past I've owned two dogs with Yukon's characteristics and I miss them still. This is the true story of R. D. Lawrence buying a wolf/dog from a drunk who only wanted money to get more liquor and who had mistreated the animal horribly. Lawrence works with Yukon and over a period of time, offering him love instead of brutality, he wins the animal's trust. The story that follows can't be told here - you will have to read it, and I can guarantee you that you will be thinking about it long after you've turned the last page. I will not give this book away as I will read it again - I loved it that much.
North Runner is the honest, touching tale of a man who buys an abused wolf/dog hybrid named Yukon for his dog sled team. The dog is half wild and trusts nobody, and the man is lonely and looking for meaning in his life.
Over time the man and dog learn to trust and respect each other and become so close they can feel each other's emotions. They travel the North Woods together, camping, hunting, exploring, and enjoying each other's company.
Parts of the book are laugh-aloud funny, and parts will make you cry, and all of it makes you remember every dog you've ever loved. When the book ended I kept thumbing through the last pages, hoping there was more.
R.D. Lawrence has a wonderful way with words that transports you right into the story. I could almost feel Yukon's fur and smell the pine trees as I read. If you like books set in the wilderness, and especially books about wolves, you will love this one!
My only complaint is it is hard to get hold of a good copy at a reasonable price, and why oh why as this book not been republished!
If you love Huskies like I do, or fantastic tales about dogs and the wilderness get a copy!
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