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.

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.

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.

Good Dog Stay

Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781410406897
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Author Anna Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with her dog's life and on the lessons she's learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present.

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

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.

More Memoirs of a Papillon

Author: Dennis Fried
Publisher: Eiffel Press
ISBN: 9780967933528
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The long-awaited sequel to the pet/humor classic, "Memoirs of a Papillon: The Canine Guide to Living with Humans without Going Mad." Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs. This item is Returnable.

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 First Signs of April

Author: Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 163152299X
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Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.