A wise, witty, sometimes heartbreaking love story about a pet doctor who discovers that the best relationships are often the most surprising.

Dr. Robert Heller is one of New York City's leading veterinarians, and his "Ask Dr. Bob" advice column is hugely popular among pet lovers. Yet Dr. Bob understands animals a lot better than people, and he could definitely use some advice of his own - especially when it comes to his family. His father is angry and controlling, his mother is nearly invisible, and his brother seems bent on destroying not just his own life but the lives of everyone around him. As for Bob's wife, Anna, she is all but perfect, assuming one can ignore her own colorful but deeply dysfunctional clan. And then, just when Bob thinks he's figured out what it takes to thrive in the human world as comfortably as he does among cats, dogs, and hamsters, tragedy strikes. How can he go on living when he is suddenly, soul-killingly alone?

In previous books, Peter Gethers has written charming true tales about what a man can learn from a beloved cat. Now he ventures into new territory with a funny, touching novel about a pet doctor who finds out what it means to be human and what a family must do to truly become a family. Full of unforgettable characters, Ask Bob will remind everyone that sometimes we need a lot more than love to make the world go around - but that love is an awfully good place to start.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
ISBN: 0-8050-9331-1 / 978-0-8050-9331-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
ISBN: 1-4829-2681-4 / 978-1-4829-2681-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel (Library Edition)
Author(s): Peter Gethers
ISBN: 1-4829-2682-2 / 978-1-4829-2682-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
ISBN: 1-4829-2680-6 / 978-1-4829-2680-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ask Bob: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Gethers
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA