Alan's novel, ROAM, was published by Atria Books in hardcover (November 2011) and in trade paperback (August 2012). It has been translated into Dutch, German, French, Norwegian, Portuguese and Russian, with more on the way.
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Runner-up for the Los Angeles Book Festival, the Paris Book Festival, and the Beach Book Festival fiction awards, and honorable mention for fiction in the San Francisco Book Festival
"Nelson's adventures on the fringe are fascinating... a touching page-turner..."
"...debut novelist Lazar crafts a good one. He captures the interior and exterior lives of humans and dogs (and even wolves) with a sure hand."
"A canine version of Black Beauty"
"...will likely be added to bookshelves that include titles like Dewey the Library Cat, The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. Lazar has crafted an adventure guaranteed to capture the interest of the reader."
"Much more than the story of one dog's incredible journey, ROAM is a deeply moving story of survival and enduring love..."
"I loved the curious, adventurous spirit of Nelson. ROAM shows some of the things I love most about dogs—their unconditional love, loyalty, instinct, connection to Mother Nature, and of course, their powerful noses! We can all learn and take something away from his journey."
—Cesar Millan, THE DOG WHISPERER
"Alan Lazar knows dogs, and to know a dog is to love a dog. ROAM compassionately explores and celebrates the heart and mind of man's best friend and the special bond we share."
—Patrick McDonnell, New York Times bestselling author of THE GIFT OF NOTHING and the creator of the Mutts cartoon strip
"With the mesmerizing simplicity of a classic silent film, ROAM tells the heart-breaking (and yes, heart-warming) story of Nelson, an adventurous and brave little dog as memorable as John Grogan's Marley, Kate deCamillo's Edward Tulane and even Chaplin's Little Tramp. Without a word of dialogue, Lazar tells an epic tale almost entirely from Nelson's point of view, but his canine hero's stirring quest is no different than Quixote's—a death-defying, wonder-inducing search for love."
—David Frankel, Director of MARLEY AND ME and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
"Lazar's debut novel takes us on a harrowing canine journey where human beings can break the heart of a good dog—and yet the desire to live and love with humans is unquenchable for a small, brave dog."
—Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestelling author of LOST & FOUND, NOW & THEN
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