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ROAM, a book about a dog reminiscent of Marley
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Praise for ROAM


"Nelson's adventures on the fringe are fascinating... a touching page-turner..."
   —Publishers Weekly

"...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."
   —Library Journal

"A canine version of Black Beauty"
   —Kirkus Reviews

"...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."
   —Bookpage

"Much more than the story of one dog's incredible journey, ROAM is a deeply moving story of survival and enduring love..."
   —Book Reporter

"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

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"The story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking... This is a book you will have a hard time putting down."
   —American Dog Magazine

"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


Interviews


InterviewListen to an interview with Alan on The Jim Bohannon Show (interview starts at 40:30)

InterviewAlan answers 10 questions at BMI Music World

InterviewListen to Denny Smith interview Alan on WIBC Indianapolis

InterviewListen to an interview with Alan on KFBK Sacramento

InterviewListen to an interview with Alan on America's Radio News Network (interview starts at 1:17)

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ArticleArticle about Roam on Cesar's Way

InterviewListen to an interview with Alan on WCBS New York

InterviewListen to an interview with Alan on The Jim Bohannon Show (interview starts at 1:20)

Audio InterviewListen to the interview on Tantor Audio

ROAM Chapter 1, a book about a dog"Oh Behave" Interview With Arden Moore, Pet Life Radio


Blogs


Blog postBasset Momma: Review of Roam

Blog postBlogging Mama: Review of Roam

Blog postPunch Pick: Holiday Book

Blog postBobby Pyron: Fido and Friend in Five: Alan Lazar and His Pack of Poodles!

Blog postBookTrib.com: The Inspiration for Roam

Blog postDailyCandy.com: What to Read While You're Hibernating

Blog postThe Page 69 Test

Blog postPetPR.com: Featured Writer of the Week

Blog postAnimal Advocates Alliance: What Would You Do If You Lost Your Dog?

Blog postBocci's Beefs (October)

Blog postBocci's Beefs (December)

Blog postMy Book, The Movie: Alan dream-casts the movie!

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