BOOK REVIEW

THE DOGS OF BABEL - CAROLYN PARKHURST

Paul Iverson was at the university library doing some research for a paper he was writing.  He also had an evening seminar to teach.  He read something in the paper regarding a movie that his wife wanted to see.  He decided to call home and tell her about it.  Much to his surprise, a man answered the phone.  When he asked to talk to his wife, Lexy, the man asked who was calling.  Paul indicated he was Lexy's husband.  The man on the phone was Detective Stack and he asked Paul to come home, as there had been an incident. 

When Paul arrived home he was told that his wife had fallen out of the backyard tree to her death.  Lorelei, their dog, was making quite a bit of noise and one of the neighbors looked over his fence and saw what had happened to Lexy.  He then summoned the police. 

The death was considered to be one of strange circumstances. A few days after the funeral, Paul began to find some clues.  There were no witnesses - no neighbors happened to be looking out the window or working in their yards that day.  So it seems the only witness is Lorelei, the dog.  The only problem is dogs can't talk - or can they?

Paul is a linguist by training and his goal now is to teach the dog to communicate what had happened to Lexy.  Does he succeed?

If you are looking for something different to read, this is it.  The author uses imagination at its best.  The book offers interesting reading with some humor combined.  It is a fun read and one you will enjoy!


NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR, NANCY EATON

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