"What a huge surprise turn this story took! I was completely stunned! I truly enjoyed this book and its message." - Ali MacGraw
"He had me at Page One. The amount of heart, human insight, soul searching, and deft literary strength that John Mariani pours into this airtight novella is vertigo-inducing. Perhaps 'wow' would be the best comment." - James Dalessandro, author of Bohemian Heart and 1906.
"John Mariani's Hound in Heaven starts with a well-painted portrayal of an American family, along with the requisite dog. A surprise event flips the action of the novel and captures us for a voyage leading to a hopeful and heart-warming message. A page turning, one sitting read, it's the perfect antidote for the winter and promotion of holiday celebration." - Ann Pearlman, author of The Christmas Cookie Club and A Gift for my Sister.
"John Mariani's concise, achingly beautiful novella pulls a literary rabbit out of a hat - a mash-up of the cosmic and the intimate, the tragic and the heart-warming - a Christmas tale for all ages, and all faiths. Read it to your children, read it to yourself... but read it. Early and often. Highly recommended." - Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of Pinkerton's War, The Sinking of The Eastland, and The Walking Dead: The Road To Woodbury.
"Amazing things happen when you open your heart to an animal. The Hound in Heaven delivers a powerful story of healing that is forged in the spiritual relationship between a man and his best friend. The book brings a message of hope that can enrich our images of family, love, and loss." - Dr. Barbara Royal, author of The Royal Treatment.
|Publisher:||21st Century Lion Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Mariani received his Phd in English from Columbia U. He lives in Tuckahoe NY with his wife, artist Galina Stepanoff-Dargery Mariani. He has two sons, Misha and Christopher.