A Home for Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor audiobook

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

By Leslie Connor
Read by Patricia Santomasso

Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 9780062796783


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Runtime: 8.71 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English



Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A unique masterpiece about loss, love, and the world’s best bad dog, from award winner Leslie Connor, author of the National Book Award finalist The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.

This novel sings about loss and love and finding joy in new friendships and a loving family, along with the world’s best bad dog. An uplifting middle grade novel about recovery featuring strong female characters, an adorable dog, and the girl who comes to love him.

It’s a life-altering New Year for thirteen-year-old Lydia when she uproots to a Connecticut farm to live with her aunt following her mother’s death.

Aunt Brat and her jovial wife, Eileen, and their ancient live-in landlord, Elloroy, are welcoming—and a little quirky. Lydia’s struggle for a sense of belonging in her new family is highlighted when the women adopt a big yellow dog just days after the girl’s arrival.

Wasn’t one rescue enough?

Lydia is not a dog person—and this one is trouble! He is mistrustful and slinky. He pees in the house, escapes into the woods, and barks at things unseen. His new owners begin to guess about his unknown past.

Meanwhile, Lydia doesn’t want to be difficult—and she does not mean to keep secrets—but there are things she’s not telling...

Like why the box of “paper stuff” she keeps under her bed is so important... 

And why that hole in the wall behind a poster in her room is getting bigger...

And why something she took from the big yellow dog just might be the key to unraveling his mysterious past—but at what cost?

* Junior Library Guild Selection *

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What stands out is the narrative’s essential kindness, as Lydia heals and rediscovers the meaning of home and family.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Patricia Santomasso…conveys the tension that comes from Lydia’s grief, loneliness, and secrets she keeps about the past. Just as strongly, Santomasso captures Lydia’s eventual acceptance of the love that surrounds her. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Beautifully woven story lines and characters mesh together as Lydia, Guffer, the goats, and her family all start to heal from the inside out. Connor…has an innate ability to broach difficult subjects with gentleness, and the myriad strong female characters will be embraced by readers seeking heroines to cheer for.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“A sensitive, heart-forward look at the way families take care of each other, the way dogs take care of their families, and the way love takes care of us all.” Corey Ann Haydu, author of Rules for Stealing Stars



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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English