Recent BLOG Posts
Nuala Gardner Choosing a puppy in the Gardner household was a major event. Young Dale suffers from severe autism rendering even the slightest deviance from routine terrifying for him. His parents have struggled to reach him through the barrier of autism. The dog was their last hope...
Irene M. Pepperberg Includes a new interview with the author and a reading group guide. 230 pp., paperback, photos "You be good. I love you," were Alex's final words to his owner, research scinetist Irene Pepperberg, before his premature death at age thirty-one.
Jeff Wells, DVM Author of All My Patients Have Tales. Paperback This is the second collection of stories about a vet's life by Dr. Wells, and this Colorado doctor demonstrates again his warm sense of humor, infinite patience, and love for his clients.
A Gentle Guide to Finding Peace Rita M. Reynolds A beautiful, funny, charming book about a wonder cow, Christina, and the wisdom her very nature imparts. "Read Ask the Cow to receive the wisdom of one special cow, Christina—and never eat a hamburger again!"—Sy Montgomery
Martin Kihn Martin Kihn's gorgeous Burmese mountain dog Hola is a nightmare. She is untrained, tackling innocent strangers, chasing buses, chewing everything. And Martin himself is a bit of a train wreck, so the two seemed well suited. But Martin finds his life unraveling, and with Hola as his inspiration, he dives into the workd of competitive dog training.
John Jeremiah Sullivan Sullivan is inspired by his father's mention of Secretariat to delve deeper into the history of horses and their relationship with people.This is both memoir and reporting, history and storytelling.
Brian McGrory 328 pp., paperback In this "laugh-out-loud read" (Chicago Tribune), author Brian McGrory describes his foray into a serious relationship with the aid, or rather, mentorship of a self-assured family rooster who happens to hate his guts. "A home run . . . Anyone who has ever loved an animal will want to go on this journey."—Jon Katz
Margaret and Michael Korda Margaret and Michael are entertaining writers and people who love their animal family, which makes this a delightful read. They also have good taste in books (their epigraph is a quote from our very own SEPARATE LIFETIMES). In all, an entertaining book that cat people will especially love.
Helen Brown From the bestselling author of Cleo comes this memoir of life with a Siamese whose intense blue gaze kept Ms. Brown wrapped around his little paw. Demonstrating the grace of a trapeze artist, Jonah seduced the house hold with his daredevil antics and heart-melting purr.