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Stepdog : a memoir / Mireya Navarro.

Navarro, Mireya. (Author).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 636.7 NAV (Text) 50825010669991 Non-Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library 636.7 NAV (Text) 70743000145132 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 636.70887 Navarro (Text) 78292000346950 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester 921 NAV (Text) 76682000138998 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 636.7 NAVARRO (Text) 33946003013005 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 039916779X
  • ISBN: 9780399167799
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: The Dog -- Mia meets Jim -- 9/11 : Taking Stock -- Sparks and Fireworks (and No Crazy Dog) -- The Big Galoot -- Evil Stepmother, Here I Come -- "Down Dog" : Blending the Family -- Stepparenting 101 : The Fun House -- "Somebody's Got to Go" -- Eddie and the City -- New Beginnings (A Dog Gets Old) -- Epiphanies -- Mia and Eddie : A Love Story After All? -- Third Wheel -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: "Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming tale of a woman who has finally met the man of her dreams--and the dog of her nightmares. Lots of dogs eat shoes, bite people, destroy furniture. But Eddie tried to destroy a marriage. After more than three decades of happy single womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn't really looking to change her relationship status. The idea of being a step-anything to anyone was foreign to her, something she never thought about. Until she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. As it turns out, the marriage is pretty wonderful, the stepkids were, well, typical pre-teens, the weather in Los Angeles perfect. But life is not spotless. The spots belong to Jim's mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim's mistress--if a mistress could bark and compete for space on his beloved's lap. As time goes on, a full-on war ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie's face, cordons off the house into dog- and wife-territories, and leaves the back door open by, er, accident, of course. She even tries to leave Eddie behind in California when she and Jim abruptly relocate to New York. But in the end, it's clear that not even a wife can come between man and dog. As Eddie ages, Mia softens, and as with any new family struggling to blend, the two must make peace with each other. Ultimately, Stepdog is a triumphant story about finding love at an unexpected stage in life and the many unforeseen obstacles--not only of the four-legged variety--that can get in the way on the road to happily ever after"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dogs > Behavior.
Dogs > Psychology.
Jealousy
Love.
Human-animal relationships > United States.
Navarro, Mireya > Marriage.
Stepparents > United States > Biography.
Dog owners > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
PETS / Essays.
PETS / Dogs / General.

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