“Marley & Me” prequel planned

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Those who fell in love with John Grogan’s “Marley & Me” will be happy to learn the author is planning a prequel.


According to the Associated Press:

“The Longest Trip Home” will be released in October by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, the publisher said in a statement Tuesday.
“It is the powerful, often hilarious story of a son in the making, and of growing up in a loving, but comically old-school Catholic family,” said the statement issued by Morrow. “From his troublemaking childhood to his courtship of a fiery blonde named Jenny, Grogan writes about how he came to terms with who he is and what he believes.”
“Even before ‘Marley & Me’ was published, I knew this was the story I wanted to tell next,” Grogan, 51, said in a statement. “‘The Longest Trip Home’ is a story very close to my heart.”
A film version of “Marley & Me,” starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, is slated for release in December.

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