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Sirius

(2015)
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A highly original, tragicomic novel as seen through the eyes of Sirius, an extraordinary dog who helps his Jewish family escape from Germany to California, becomes a Hollywood star, and ultimately contributes to Hitler's downfall.

Levi, a fox terrier, lives with his family in a grand townhouse in Berlin. Each day he enjoys a walk through the neighborhood, where people greet him by name. But the year is 1938, and Berlin is no longer safe for Levi or the Liliencrons, his Jewish owners. They rename him Sirius, after the constellation, to protect him.

One night Nazi troops storm the city and begin to search houses. Sirius alerts the family, and they manage to flee to California. In his new home, Carl Liliencron becomes a chauffeur, and Sirius befriends everyone from Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant to Rita Hayworth and Jack Warner. He is renamed Hercules and becomes a canine movie star. Little does Sirius know that he'll soon have to perform his most difficult acting role yet when, through a series of exceptional events as World War II unfolds, he winds up at the right hand of Hitler himself. Can Sirius help the German resistance, derail the Fuhrer, and reunite with his family? Or is the cost of peace too high?

With charisma, heart, and delightfully spry prose, Sirius is an enchanting fairy tale about love and humanity and a roving exploration of a momentous historical moment. Like My Dog Skip and The Artist, this feel-good novel will make you stand up and cheer.

Genre: Historical    

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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sirius (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-4104-9884-0 / 978-1-4104-9884-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-5011-4499-5 / 978-1-5011-4499-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-78408-198-1 / 978-1-78408-198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-5011-4500-2 / 978-1-5011-4500-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-78408-200-7 / 978-1-78408-200-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-78408-199-X / 978-1-78408-199-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
ISBN: 1-5100-2438-7 / 978-1-5100-2438-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Der Audio Verlag
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Der Audio Verlag
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sirius: A Novel About the Little Dog Who Almost Changed History
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Scribner
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July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sirius
Author(s): Jonathan Crown
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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