Part fairy tale, part folk lore, wholly engaging, The TearDrop Garden will speak to anyone who has ever truly loved an animal. Vincent Bruni’s charming story of StarDuster and its role in reuniting people with their beloved animals who have died is at once personal and universal. Its themes of love, loyalty, and loss transcend the provincial plot and have the ability to make a believer out of anyone who opens themselves to the deeper meaning of this simple story of a good man with a great heart.
The TearDrop Garden is an instant classic that generations of parents will share with their children and grandchildren. It will comfort those who have experienced the death of a loved one and intrigue those who do not fully appreciate the strength of the bond between human beings and those they love. Maine native Vincent Bruni has turned his grief at the loss of his own canine companion into a comforting and kind tale that acknowledges our animals often die before we do, leaving us bereft and longing to be with them once again. The TearDrop Garden offers solace to our sadness and inspires hope that we will – someday – again be together with our animals. It will make you want to meet StarDuster and be touched by his fantastic feathers. The TearDrop Garden already has a spot in your bookcase, and it belongs there.
Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals
Marilyn L. Goodreau, President
Meris J. Bickford, Esq., Chief Executive Officer
The mission of the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is to provide refuge, rehabilitation, and placement of seized equines.