Ask Bob: A Novel
Date: August 2013
Duration: 11 hours 20 minutes
A wise, witty,sometimes heartbreaking love story about a pet doctor who discovers that thebest relationships are often the most surprising
Dr.Robert Heller is one of New York City's leading veterinarians, and his Ask Dr.Bob advice column is hugely popular among pet lovers. Yet Dr. Bob understandsanimals a lot better than people, and he could definitely use some advice ofhis own-especially when it comes to his family. His father is angry andcontrolling, his mother is nearly invisible, and his brother seems bent ondestroying not just his own life but the lives of everyone around him. As forBob's wife, Anna, she is all but perfect, assuming one can ignore her owncolorful but deeply dysfunctional clan. And then, just when Bob thinks he'sfigured out what it takes to thrive in the human world as comfortably as hedoes among cats, dogs, and hamsters, tragedy strikes. How can he go on livingwhen he is suddenly, soul killingly alone?
In previous books, Peter Gethers haswritten charming true tales about what a man can learn from a beloved cat. Nowhe ventures into new territory with a funny, touching novel about a pet doctorwho finds out what it means to be human and what a family must do to trulybecome a family. Full of unforgettable characters, Ask Bob will remindeveryone that sometimes we need a lot more than love to make the world goaround-but that love is an awfully good place to start.