Thorndike Press

Gizelle's Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog

  • Lauren Fern Watt
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  • ISBN-10: 1410497496
  • ISBN-13: 9781410497499
  • DDC: 636.70092
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 316 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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The playful, epic adventure of a 160-pound English Mastiff and the twentysomething girl who grew up alongside her — Marley & Me for a new generation. Bursting with charm, this unique coming-of-age story is a testament to the special way pets inspire us to live better, love better, and appreciate the simple pleasures.

Lauren Watt took her 160-pound English Mastiff to college — so of course after graduation, Gizelle followed Lauren to her first, tiny apartment in New York. Because Gizelle wasn’t just a dog; she was a roommate, sister, confidante, dining companion, and everything in between.

Together, Gizelle and Lauren went through boyfriends, first jobs, a mother’s struggle with addiction, and the ups and downs of becoming an adult in the big city. But when Gizelle got sick and Lauren realized her best friend might not be such a constant after all, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left.


Customer Reviews

“For anyone who’s ever owned and lost a dog, this account holds familiar strains of sadness, comfort, and hope.”

— Booklist

“As much a story about growing up as about letting go of things that cannot be changed, Watt's book is also a reminder of the profound healing connection that can exist between humans and the pets they love. A tender, heartfelt story.”

— Kirkus Reviews