A Christmas Tail

Elsa Watson

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Christmas has always been a hard time for Jessica, and she's going to need some help from her beloved dog Zoe to discover the true joys of the season—love, family, and cookies. Jessica and Zoe, stars of Dog Days, return in this heartwarming holiday story!

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A Christmas Tail (Chaprer:1 The Twelve Dogs of Christmas)

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"Once upon a time on Christmas Eve," Max says, "there were twelve dogs."

I stretch in closer, wriggling my chin across Jessica's lap. Behind me, my tail thumps softly on the sofa cushions. Yup, that's right. The sofa. Because I'm a dog who lies on sofas. I squirm a little, just to feel the soft pillows under my belly. Jessica puts a hand on my neck, and I hold perfectly still while she scratches under my new Christmas collar, the one that has tiny dogs on it wearing Santa hats.

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Praise for Dog Days, One of Publishers Weekly's Best Romance Novels of 2012!
 
Dog Days is everything I love in a book: funny, tender, beautifully crafted, and cleverly plotted, with a perfect twist of an ending I didn’t see coming.”
—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
“Drop everything and read this book! Watson’s rendering of the inner life of a dog is pitch perfect. Zoe and Jessica are an unforgettable and unique take on the buddies by accident story. Brava!”
—Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog

“A doggone good story, told with humor, warmth, and insight.”
—Sheila Roberts, bestselling author of On Strike for Christmas
 
“I savored Dog Days for its humor, beautiful prose, heartwarming storyline, and quirky, unusual perspective.  Elsa Watson writes with compassion and deep insight.”--Anjali Banerjee, author of Haunting Jasmine

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Elsa Watson

From 1996 to 1998, Elsa Watson served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, where she began writing novels, all in longhand. She now lives on an island in Washington State with her husband, cat, and two dogs. Her short work has appeared in the Writers Journal, Snowy Egret, and Renaissance Magazine.  Elsa is proud to live by the motto: any day on which you pet a dog is a good day. Visit her on the web at www.elsawatson.net.

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A Christmas Tail
Elsa Watson

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2012
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ISBN: 9781466806924
ISBN10: 1466806923
eBook Original
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 32 pages
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