Unleashed by Sally Barnes
254 pages Fiction $19.95
Tackers Bay Dog Park has brought together dogs and their people for decades. Made possible by the vision and generosity of one Bill Tacker and the feisty protection of Flora MacNinch, the park is once again under attack from developers and politicians who want to get their greedy hands on this valuable piece of real estate. It’s a situation Flora has encountered many times, and once more she rallies the doggers she has befriended and guided over the years to stand with her. But this time around a remnant from her past surfaces to put the whole dog park enterprise in jeopardy, perhaps even Flora herself. Unleashed will turn you loose in the green space of Tackers Bay, “Where a dog can run wild, the cool wet grass slapping its face…and the expression dog-tired applies to some of the doggers but never the dogs…where people can hear themselves think, and the sight of happy, romping dogs of all ages, sizes, and shapes is balm for the soul…”
A career journalist, Sally Barnes has worked for several newspapers and while at The Toronto Star was elected president of the Ontario Legislative Press Gallery. She later served as Press Secretary to Ontario Premier Bill Davis for seven years. A self-confessed political junkie, she has worked in the political backrooms and on the front line as a candidate. She lives in Kingston, Ontario, with her husband and fellow dog-lover, Fred Ross and their dog Babe. Her first novel, Laughed Till They Cried, was published by Boularderie Island Press in 2014.