The Dog Who Came to Stay

Author: Hal Borland
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453232354
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The memoir of a transformational friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy winter day. In the midst of a blizzard, late one Christmas night in the 1950s, author Hal Borland heard a howl at the back door of his home on a hundred-acre farm in the Housatonic Valley of northwest Connecticut. Resistant at first, he called around trying to find an owner whose dog had gone missing—with no luck. Finally, with the encouragement of his wife and haunted by memories of his childhood collie, Borland brought some scraps of leftover steak outside. This was his introduction to Pat, a miserable, half-starved, but deeply trusting black-and-white foxhound mutt. Pat would soon become a member of the family, accompanying Borland on hunts and terrorizing the local woodchuck population—and teaching him that sometimes our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with. A longtime journalist and a winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that “will appeal to many sportsmen and to all people who have ever been closely attached to a dog” (The New York Times Book Review).

Paris in Love

Author: Eloisa James
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812981901
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Chronicles the year that the author and her family lived in Paris, describing her walking tours of the city, her school-age children's attempts to navigate foreign language schools, and her thoughts on the pleasures of French living.

Shoot the Damn Dog

Author: Sally Brampton
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826380
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Shoot the Damn Dog blasts the stigma of depression as a character flaw and confronts the illness Winston Churchill called 'the black dog', a condition that humiliates, punishes and isolates its sufferers. It is a personal account of a journey through (and out of) severe depression as well as being a practical book, offering ideas about what might help. With its raw, understated eloquence, it will speak volumes to anyone whose life has been haunted by depression, as well as offering help and understanding to those whose loved ones suffer from this terrifying condition.

Small Dog Big Life

Author: Dennis Fried
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439101019
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They watch our every move, study our habits, judge our moods, and time our activities. They plot elaborate subterfuges to manipulate us into doing their bidding and trick us into participating in their nefarious schemes. They charm us into loving them. They are our dogs. Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils. In Small Dog, Big Life, Genevieve sinks her teeth into such topics as driving tips for dogs, the tragedy of doorbells in TV commercials, measuring the intelligence of humans, finding a reason for cats, how prehistoric dogs saved the caveman's bacon, converting your house into an agility course, and productive kitchen behavior. Throughout, Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs, while inspiring canines everywhere to rise up and assume their rightful places as heads of the household. Insightful, entertaining, and peppered with sophistication, wit, and charm, Small Dog, Big Life is not only for animal lovers of all ages but for anyone who appreciates an ironic sense of humor. And, ultimately, through Genevieve's "words," it is a celebration of the wondrous and loving relationship between dogs and their people.

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

Author: Martin McKenna
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1629148806
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A moving memoir by the “Dog Man” of Australia that offers “rare insight into the workings of the canine mind” (Malachy McCourt). When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he was bullied, shamed, and badly misunderstood by his family and teachers. He finally escaped by running away from home at thirteen, and eventually adopted—or was adopted by—an unconditionally supportive pack of six street dogs. Camping out in barns, escaping from farmers, and learning to fend for himself by caring for his new friends, Martin discovered a different kind of language, strict laws of behavior, and strange customs that defined the world of dogs. More importantly, his canine companions helped him understand the vital importance of family, courage, and self-respect. The Boy Who Talked to Dogs is more than an inspirational, unique, and fascinating look into canine behavior. It shows how modern life has conditioned dogs to act around humans, in some ways helpful, but in other ways unnatural to their true instincts, and how everyone can benefit from learning to “talk dog.” Known as the “Dog Man” in Australia, where he now lives, McKenna dispenses his hard-earned and priceless wisdom to dog owners and dog lovers who are sometimes baffled by what their four-legged friends are trying to tell them. The Boy Who Talked to Dogs “is an astonishing, well-told story filled with humor and pathos…I will not look down on a dog ever again after reading this book.” —Malachy McCourt, author of A Monk Swimming

A Marriage in Dog Years

Author: Nancy Balbirer
Publisher: Little A
ISBN: 9781503940024
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"When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she's devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy--a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into 'parenthood.' Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy's life is about to take yet another unexpected turn. With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive...and the power of finally letting go." -- Amazon.com.

The Dog Lived and So Will I

Author: Teresa Rhyne
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402271735
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The #1 New York Times bestseller The #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller USA Today bestseller "Funny, smart, uplifting, and fun, The Dog Lived (and So Will I) reminds us that animals are among our best teachers, our most powerful healers, and our most steadfast friends. I loved it!"-Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig The tale of a dog who wouldn't let go and the woman who followed his lead. Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis devastated her, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus. Teresa couldn't possibly have known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle - a cancer diagnosis of her own. She forged ahead with survival, battling a deadly disease, fighting for doctors she needed, and baring her heart for a seemingly star crossed relationship. The Dog Lived (and so Will I) is an uplifting and heartwarming story about how dogs steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love. A heartwarming, hilarious book about dogs, relationships and surviving life's challenges with humor and grace is perfect for fans of Marley and Me, The Middle Place and A Dog's Purpose will love this touching memoir. Other books by Teresa Rhyne: Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) What readers are saying about The Dog Lived (And So Will I): "infused with emotional moments and even more so with humor. The book is a wonderful mixture of it all." "As much as this book is about thriving, not just surviving, during cancer, it is also a love story written to the beagle." "A wonderfully poignant memoir straight from the heart" "like "Marley and Me", but much better." "INCREDIBLE - heartwarming, sad, funny, stressful and comforting all at once." "A true gem for any dog lover and anyone who either has had cancer or knows/has known someone with cancer - which let's face it - is everyone." "THIS MEMOIR IS WHAT ALL OTHER MEMOIRS SHOULD ASPIRE TO." What reviewers are saying about The Dog Lived (And So Will I): "This poignant and fast moving memoir...is proof that even a hard charging lawyer is no match for a big hearted beagle." -Martin Kihn, author ofBad Dog (A Love Story) "...encouraging tale of finding love and love in unexpected places..."-Publishers Weekly "A book that dares to be honest and sad and hilarious all at once."-Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune

Afterglow a dog memoir

Author: Eileen Myles
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802188788
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie. In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer’s life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog’s wellbeing, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie’s death, Afterglow (a dog memoir) launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet-owner. Through this lens, we witness Myles’s experiences with intimacy and spirituality, celebrity and politics, alcoholism and recovery, fathers and family history, as well as the fantastical myths we spin to get to the heart of grief. Moving from an imaginary talk show where Rosie is interviewed by Myles’s childhood puppet to a critical reenactment of the night Rosie mated with another pit bull, from lyrical transcriptions of their walks to Rosie’s enlightened narration from the afterlife, Afterglow (a dog memoir) illuminates all that it can mean when we dedicate our existence to a dog.

Gobi A Little Dog with a Big Heart picture book

Author: Dion Leonard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400313236
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Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together. Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children. Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

The Endless Path

Author: Laurie Duperier
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991506866
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The Endless Path follows Gunny's struggle to survive rare and near fatal illnesses with fierce determination, as well as our amazing adventures living all around the world. It is knowing the edge of death that deepened Gunny's commitment to life -and his reflections on life, love, relationships, and what it all means are astonishing.