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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Short Stories (single author)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:122
  • eBook ISBN:9781483539393

Riding the Dog

by Sybil Rosen

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WINNER of the Gold Medal for Fiction/Short Story in the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest!

Also available in print through Bookbaby's POD (Print-On-Demand) services.

By turns funny, poignant, and mysterious, Riding the Dog travels through an often-invisible world.  Sybil Rosen's new collection of nine short stories all take place on a Greyhound bus! What happens when strangers collide in small, cramped spaces?  What secrets are told to faceless seatmates in the darkened bus in the middle of the night? See a different America through an unexpected lens.


Travel with Riding the Dog in short stories that inhabit the world of Greyhound buses. These stories come out of the author's 30,000 miles on Geryhounds as she searched for the ghost of Texas music legend Blaze Foley. 

Meet ticket agents, bus drivers, passengers and refugees. Appearing every other week like clockwork, a mysterious woman beguiles a bus driver with his own precise code of professionalism. Two travelers who have just met exchange trinkets, unaware of a past that connects them. A woman searches the country by bus, looking for her brother who disappeared in New York City on 9/11. A drunken musician loses his most treasured possession on a deserted road in West Texas. A soldier returning from Iraq with PTSD is welcomed home on a broken-down bus.

Follow these travelers as they move away from or towards their intersecting lives. If you want a glimpse of another America, take the bus. If you can't catch the bus, take Riding the Dog.

About the author

Sybil Rosen is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and memoirist. Speed of Light, a novel for young adults published by Atheneum, won the 1999 Sydney Taylor Award for Older Readers, and was nominated for the 2000 Mark Twain Award. "Shannon," a short-story contribution to the German anthology for teenagers, Mensch Sucht Sinn, was translated into Spanish, Catalon, and Slovene. Living in the Woods in a Tree, a memoir about life in a tree house in West Georgia with Texas music legend Blaze Foley,was published in 2008 by the University of North Texas Press as the second book in their Lives of Musicians series. She is a winner of the Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award. Brink of Devotion, a full-length play, was workshopped at the Sundance Playwrighting Instititute in Provo, Utah. A ten-minute play published by Vintage Press, Duet for Bear and Dog has received over 100 productions around the world.  Last of the Speckled Catfish was a finalist in the 2008 National Ten-Minute Play Contest. She currently lives in Georgia and is still riding the dog.

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