The Hounds of Spring

by Lucy Andrews Cummin

$16.95

“How often do you get to read a book that has serious subject matter but that, when you finish, leaves you feeling happy? The Hounds of Spring made me happy.” —David Huddle

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On a crisp April day in Philadelphia, Poppy Starkweather, in her mid-twenties, begins the rounds of her clients—Penelope, Fauna, Horatio, Bliss, and Chutney, accompanied by her own hound, Spock—assuming that this will be another ordinary day. Since abandoning a Ph.D. program in literature, Poppy has stumbled into walking dogs as a stopgap while she figures out what to do with her life.

Although happy in a steady relationship, Poppy is leery of further commitment while in career limbo, fearing she might commit the age-old error of hiding from herself inside marriage. Shouldn’t she get it all figured out first?

By noon her day will be careening off course, diverted by an unexpected visit from her brother, a scary medical appointment with her boyfriend, and an urgent request from a client. By the small hours of the night, Poppy will be questioning her assumptions about what it means to be truly adult.

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Additional information

Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × .5 × 9 in

Lucy Andrews Cummin (BA, Sarah Lawrence College, MLS, SUNY Geneseo, MFA, Warren Wilson College) lives in Vermont. She is married with a daughter and always at least one corgi and a cat or two in residence.

“How often do you get to read a book that has serious subject matter but that, when you finish, leaves you feeling happy? The Hounds of Spring made me happy.” —David Huddle

“Writer Lucy Andrews Cummin draws both people and pooches with familiar ease. The Hounds of Spring allows the reader access not only to Poppy’s agitated mind but to her colorful clients and their pets. Cummin’s prose and pace are comfortable, but not without drama concerning Poppy’s boyfriend and family. Luxurious in detail, the entire story takes place over a single day. This reader was left wanting more.” — Pamela Polston, Seven Days