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Nop's Trials: A Novel [Paperback]

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Pages   328
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   The Lyons Press
ISBN  159921136X  
EAN  9781599211367  
UPC  660813015952  

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When the sheep dog, Nop, is stolen from Lewis Burkholder's farm and sold to a ruthless dog handler, Lewis struggles to recover his dog.

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It's Christmas day when we meet Lewis Burkholder, West Virginia livestock farmer and sheepdog trialer, and his talented young border collie Nop. The holiday is shattered when Nop is stolen. Nop's Trials is the story of Nop's fate, the abuse and brutality he suffers and his incredible resiliency. It's a story about a border collie's undying desire to do his job and serve his master. When Nop and Lewis are finally reunited, there's not a dry eye in the house.Nop's Trials has a cult following. It's not just a book about an extraordinary border collie and the bond that he and his human share. It's about hope and desire and the depth of love and devotion that a dog and a human can feel toward each other.The influence of and passion for this book cannot be underestimated. Donald McCaig still receives letters from fans from all over the world exclaiming how this book changed their view toward dogs; enhanced their own appreciation of their own canines; or just held them in thrall on the edge of their seats from the first page to the last.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donald McCaig, the author of Jacob's Ladder, Rhett Butler's People and Canaan. He and his wife, Anne, work a sheep farm in the western mountains of Virginia.

Donald McCaig currently resides in Williamsville, in the state of Virginia.

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A Classic Story  Apr 29, 2008
I read this book after reading two others by McCaig and was not disappointed; I think this is his best. I love the way his dog characters carry on conversations with each other. McCaig seems to be able to get inside the head of his canines. He brings his personal experience to bear on his fiction and masterfully keeps the reader turning the page with his wonderful ability to keep you in suspense.
A Book with a Permanent Place in My Heart  Jan 22, 2008
I found "Nop's Trials" quite by accident. I had been running searches for books on dog behavior and training, and books on sheepdogs, border collies in particular, and "Nop's Trials" popped up. Thinking it was a book on training sheepdogs and trialing, I bought it. It seems like I always find my favorite books by accident. Donald McCaig's writing style is simplistic, but so lovely that it just sucks you into the story completely. I found myself crying, laughing, running the gamut of emotions. Even now, when I think back on it, I get choked up. I've always admired the border collie for its intensity, intelligence and energy and this book has given me an even deeper respect for the breed. It also opened my eyes to realities that we so often choose not to acknowledge. It's a great, great book.
Nop's Trials: One of The Most Excellent Books I Have Ever Read  Mar 5, 2006
Nop's Trials, by Donald McCaig, is a heart-warming story of Lewis Burkholder's prize border collie, who is stolen while wandering a bit to far with the puppy. He is then, of course abused by redneck Grady Gumm, who is later killed in the end of the story. Nop, the main character, is then transported all over the place by dog abusers, dog lovers, dog haters, and dog users. This is a story where you will be happy at some times, be sad, cry, and feel the pain of Lewis' determined journey to find his best friend, Nop. If you havn't read this story, I reccommend you read it now!!
AWESOME book  Nov 20, 2005
If you have or are thinking of getting a border collie this book will give you insight (good and bad) into their head. They aren't like other dogs...but I saw my border collies in "Nop". Excellent way of explaining and describing factual things that sprinkle through this book. If you liked the Lad books of old; Lassie Come Home and others you'll like this book. Highly recommended for dog lovers.
Horrified!  Mar 17, 2005
Being the dog lover I am, and living with two amazing border collies, I had high HOPES for this book. However, after getting only to page 44, I felt sick and horrified! I couldn't believe I was actually reading this. This is by far the worst book I can remember, and I will not spend anymore time discussing it. My only hope is that I can save someone else from wasting time and dealing with such agony.

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