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Rick Bragg Online with Gwinnett Public Library
Monday, October 04
7:00 - 8:00pm

Rick Bragg will be debuting his new book with Gwinnett Public Library virtually.  

Speckled Beauty
Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the Fed Ex man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock, and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He has been that way since the moment he appeared on the ridgeline behind Rick Bragg's house, a starved and half-dead creature, seventy-six pounds of wet hair and poor decisions.

Speck arrived in Rick's life at a moment of looming uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis, chemo, kidney failure, and recurring pneumonia had left Rick lethargic and melancholy. Speck helped, and he is helping, still, when he is not peeing on the rose of Sharon. Written with Bragg's inimitable blend of tenderness and sorrow, humor and grit, The Speckled Beauty captures the extraordinary, sustaining devotion between two damaged creatures who need each other to heal.



The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People, Lost and Found (Hardcover )

  • By Rick Bragg
  • Price: $26.00
  • ISBN: 9780525658818
  • Published: Knopf Publishing Group