In 1914 Russia, Lara is being groomed by her father to be the next kennel steward for the Count's borzoi dogs unless her mother bears a son, but her visions, although suppressed by her father, seem to suggest she has special bond with the dogs.
Great book! "Eggs in the Coffee Sheep in the Corn: My 17 Years as a Farmwife" ~ With sharp wit & quiet wisdom, Douglas offers a candid view of life in rural Minnesota from 1943 to 1960. Her stories will ring true to anyone who has ever experienced farm life & will pleasantly bring understanding to anyone who hasn't.
The Dogs of Winter by Bobbie Pyron. Brought to Moscow in Russia by his mother's abusive boyfriend, five-year-old Mishka is forced by a gang of homeless children to lie and steal until he finds comfort and love with a pack of dogs.