From USA Today’s Lips…

How Shall I Tell the Dog: And Other Final Musings by Miles Kington, a wry memoir in letters by a British newspaper columnist about his last six months of battling pancreatic cancer, is starting to find fans on the book media circuit. USA Today gave it a mention in it’s “Book Buzz” column, and the Daily Beast’s Sara Nelson mentions a recent media luncheon she attended with the author’s agent standing in for the author, who died in 2008 at age 66. It has also become Newmarket Press’s very first IndieNext pick by independent booksellers, on the list for July, 2009. Most libraries we checked don’t have any copies.

How Shall I Tell the Dog was also one of the few galleys I took home from Book Expo, after the Newmarket Press publisher pressed it into my hands, saying it was a big UK bestseller and the only book her husband would take to his chemotherapy appointments. I was immediately absorbed by it on the way home (it starts with a witty riff on how annoying the author found Patricia Shultz’s fat book 1000 Places to See Before You Die after his cancer diagnosis). That night, I mentioned it to my partner, who immediately started reading it and wouldn’t give it back. I still want to finish it, even though I  know how it ends!

How Shall I Tell the Dog?: And Other Final Musings
Miles Kington
Retail Price: $19.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Newmarket Press – (2009-07-07)
ISBN / EAN: 155704841X / 9781557048417

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