If You Liked Marley & Me…

November 27, 2006

If you are one of the many of our patrons who enjoyed the bestselling book, “Marley & Me” by John Grogan, then you may also enjoy some of these other dog stories. There’s much to be learned from our relationships with animals-about them and about ourselves. Sample some of these humorous and touching stories about dogs: “The Philosopher’s Dog” by Raimond Gaita; “The Dogs Of Bedlam Farm”, “A Dog Year”, and A Good Dog” all by Jon Katz;The Other End Of The Leash” by Patricia McConnell; “Ella In Europe” by Michael Konik; and “Bones Would Rain From The Sky” by Suzanne Clothier.

Some of the most famous and well-read books about animals and their human companions are by James Herriot. He wrote a series of classics about his adventures as a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England beginning with “All Creatures Great and Small”. This series went way beyond dogs as a country veterinarian’s practice would do. Here are a few more books that demonstrate dogs don’t hold the monopoly on being “man’s best friend”. “In The Company Of Crows And Ravens” by John Marzluff; “Sleeping With Cats” by Marge Piercy; and The Good Good Pig” by Sy Montgomery.