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Just Life: A Novel by Neil Abramson
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Just Life: A Novel

by Neil Abramson

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Veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her team are dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and abandoned dogs in New York City. But every day it gets harder to operate her no-kill shelter. Sam is already at her breaking point when she learns of an unidentified, dangerous virus spreading through their neighborhood. The medical community can only determine that animals are the carriers. Amid growing panic and a demand for immediate answers, suspicion abruptly falls on dogs as the source. Soon the governor is calling in the National Guard to enforce a quarantine--no dog may leave the area. Samantha knows from her own painful history that, despite the lack of real evidence against the dogs, a quarantine may only be the beginning. As questions about the source of the virus mount and clash with the pressure for a politically expedient resolution, Sam is forced to make life-altering choices. She finds allies in a motley crew of New Yorkers--a local priest, a troubled teen, a smart-mouthed former psychologist, and a cop desperate to do the right thing--all looking for sanctuary from their own personal demons. But the person Sam needs the most to unravel the mystery of the virus and save the dogs is the last one she'd ever want to call on--because contacting him will mean confronting the traumatic past she has fought so hard to escape.Veterinarian Samantha Lewis and her team are dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and abandoned dogs in New York City, but every day it gets harder to operate a no-kill shelter. Now there is an unidentified, dangerous virus spreading through their neighborhood, and the medical community can only determine that animals are the carriers. The area is quarantined. Facing pressure for a politically expedient resolution, Sam is forced to make life-altering choices.… (more)

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A strange virus has emerged in New York City and is affecting both animals and children. Dr. Sam Lewis must race against time to discover the cause of the virus or thousands of innocent lives will die, both human and animal. "Just Life" is a simple title, but is also a powerful theme in this incredible story for animal lovers. ( )
  amyghilton | May 11, 2018 |
I worked in the Animal Movement for over 20+years and it is rare to find novels that are emotionaly accurate when it comes to explaining this unique interaction.Neil Abramson’s writing comes as close to being ‘right on’ as one can come. Now I will read Unsaid to honor the many animals passing that I attended. Thank you! ( )
  Kikoa | Jan 8, 2018 |
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"In the very earliest time, when both people and animals lived on earth, a person could become an animal if he wanted to and an animal could become a human being. Sometimes they were people and sometimes animals and there was no difference. All spoke the same language. That was the time when words were like magic." - "Magic Words," Nalungiaq, translated from the Inuit by Edward Field
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For my angels - Amy, Madeleine, and Isabelle
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Samantha Lewis woke in a panic as she most often did these days.
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