The Leanin' Dog (Paperback)
October 2008 Indie Next List
“Dessa Dean hasn't been able to make herself step off the porch of the Colorado mountain cabin she shares with her father since her mother died. Then, a big fudge-colored dog arrives and things start to change. A beautifully written story about honoring the past and moving into the future, The Leanin' Dog is a sure bet.”
— Trish Brown, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
More than anything, Dessa Dean needed a friend. A friend with whom she could share her heart. Then there came a scratchin at the door and Dessa Dean's life was forever changed. This is the story of a girl, a dog, and the friendship that saves them both.
About the Author
K. A. Nuzum, the author of "A Small White Scar", had an early career as a ballroom dancer before earning her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College. She is the leader of a pack of five dogs, one husband, and two sons on a small farm in eastern Colorado.