Love Like A Dog | Reviews and Interviews

This debut novel is a page-turning drama about familial devotion. Set in contemporary Chicago, it is the harrowing story of Dirk, a young motherless man starved for his self-centered father’s approval. A rescued pit bull alters their lives irrevocably, embroiling them in the terrible misuses to which the breed is prey. As Dirk’s father becomes entangled in criminal activity, Dirk must quickly come to terms with a series of legal and moral crises and determine for himself what it truly means to be a man.

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“Calcagno’s troubling, evocative, socially-conscious, powerful novel Love Like a Dog, shocks to remind that sometimes from the small, dark corners of humanity rise some of the most luminous of bestial graces”.
H. G. Carrillo, author of Loosing My Espanish

“This is a perfect book about dogs, people and the incredible relationships they develop. Love Like A Dog depicts human and animal strength, weakness, loyalty, love, trust – all surrounding the beautiful and much misunderstood pit bull terrier. It is no wonder people who own pit bulls fall in love for a lifetime”.
Wendy DeCarlo Young, Owner, Dog Obedience Group, LLC Voted Best Trainer, year after year, by the readers of ChicagolandTails

Love Like a Dog will melt the heart of every animal lover, making you laugh, cry, and rage as the novel characterizes the emotional relationships of dogs, people, and abusers. Calcagno’s remarkable description and study of the meaning of “love” between a dysfunctional family and the animals who love them, regardless of their flaws, makes her novel an instant favorite.
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Barnes & Noble, click below to read 5 star rating

Feathered Quill. A very powerful book brings forth the love of a boy for his dog while condemning those who abuse innocent dogs.

Feathered Quill. Click below to read Anne’s interview.

Chicago Sun-Times. Click below to read Anne’s interview.

Atlanta Pet Health Examiner. Thank you Anne for writing this amazing book and opening up people’s eyes to the cruelty that is happening to pit bulls all over the country.

Hug A Bull. There’s sadness in this story, but there is hope and there are a lot of great moments that will make a pit bull owner smile in recognition.

Amazon. Please click below to read the readers’ reviews on Amazon.