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The dog of the north / Elizabeth McKenzie.

Penny Rush has problems. Her marriage is over; she's quit her job. Her mother and stepfather went missing in the Australian outback five years ago; her mentally unbalanced father provokes her; her grandmother Dr. Pincer keeps experiments in the refrigerator and something worse in the woodshed. But Penny is a virtuoso at what's possible when all else fails. Enter the Dog of the North. The Dog of the North is a borrowed van, replete with yellow gingham curtains, wood paneling, a piñata, and stiff brakes. It is also Penny's getaway car from a failed marriage, a family in crisis, and an uncertain future. This darkly dry comic novel follows Penny as she sets out in the Dog to find a way through the curveballs life has thrown at her and, in doing so, find a way back to herself.

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  • ISBN: 9780593300695
  • ISBN: 0593300696
  • Physical Description: 319 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2023.
Subject: Automobile travel > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Van life > California > Fiction.
Women > Family relationships > Fiction.
Divorced women > Fiction.
Literary fiction
Genre: Road fiction.

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  • 19 of 19 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.


  • 0 current holds with 19 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library F MCK (Text) 39640100655578 JUNM Juvenile Fiction Available -

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