David R. Gross Shares a Captivating Tale of His Yearlong Journey in Discovering How to Accept and Craft a New Life
PRLog - April 2, 2015 - SEATTLE -- Well known Seattle author David R. Gross practiced veterinary medicine for ten years. He returned to school and earned his PhD in cardiovascular physiology then he taught and did research in that field for more than three decades. After retiring, he and his beloved wife Rosalie looked forward to traveling, writing, and focusing on social action causes together. In Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone, Dr. Gross tells a gentle and open story of recovery after the death of his wife of fifty-two years. He knows he must go forward and face a new future, but that road carries rough spots. Memories spring up to hold him back. Revisiting friends reminds him of who no longer accompanies him. Home, to which he must return, still stores a profusion of painful memories. It is the presence of Charlize, his newly adopted rescue dog, that keeps Gross steady and willing to see a brighter tomorrow around the bend. Based on a compilation of chronicles from his popular blog, this compelling and enchanting book is scheduled to hit the shelves next month.
The dog loving couple had talked about getting a new pet, but with Rosalie’s diagnosis of lung cancer, those plans were put on hold. After she succumbed to illness in 2013, David adopted Charlize, a German shepherd rescue dog with problems of her own. He bought a travel trailer, closed his house and the duo started their travels. The two troubled souls embarked on a yearlong journey visiting parks and vistas, rain forests and deserts, family and old friends, to discover how to accept and craft a new life with each other’s help. David captured their travels in an online blog, posting photos and feelings on www.docdavesvoice.com. The traveling pair’s adventures also became the basis for a column in My Edmonds News that captivated a devoted following.
Travels with Charlize is available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores. The Kindle e-book and versions for Kobo and Nook are all available. Dr. David Gross has published over ninety papers in refereed scientific journals and over a hundred abstracts in proceedings of scientific meetings. He co-edited three multi-authored textbooks and his single author text, Animal Models in Cardiovascular Research, can be found in most medical libraries. Since retirement, Dr. Gross has been busy writing both fiction and non-fiction. His published books include Manhunt (historical fiction), Animals Don’t Blush (a memoir of his first year in veterinary practice) and the soon-to-be re-released, Succeeding As A Student (a self-help guide to efficient and effective studying, learning and test taking). For more information, and to purchase books directly, go to http://www.docdavesvoice.com. For interviews or to request a review copy of Travels with Charlize, email or call Norma Rosenthal Public Relations, LLC at email@example.com / (206) 331-7901.
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A journey of discovery after the death of his spouse of 52+ years
April 02, 2015 at 09:33 AM EDT