By Sigrid Nunez
A moving story of love, grief, and the bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she is burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. And while troubles abound for both the woman and the dog, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them as well. “The Friend” is a meditation on loss, healing, and a celebration of human-canine devotion.
WHERE THEY PURR
By Paul Barbera
What a unique take on interior design! “Where They Purr” showcases a wide variety of inspirational houses and their stylish interiors, along with the poised felines that call these places home. Photographer Paul Barbera captures the beauty of the homes and adds a layer of intimacy with the addition of the feline creatures who inhabit and enhance the spaces with their unique personalities.
ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION
By Temple Grandin
“Animals in Translation” is a fascinating look at how animals act, think, and feel. Temple Grandin is an animal behavioral scientist and a vital voice in the neurodiversity moment. That unique combination gives Grandin a fresh perspective, offering new observations and groundbreaking ideas to communicate with the animal life around us.
LOVE CAN BE
By Louisa McCune & Teresa Miller
“Love Can Be” is an anthology of poems and short stories about animals - from pets to wild bears to butterflies and frogs. With thirty acclaimed authors contributing - Julia Alvarez, P.C.Cast, Dean Koontz, Joyce Carol Oates, Ursula K Le Guin, to name a few - there is something for every type of animal lover. Some will make you laugh; others may make you cry, but all will touch your heart.
THE GOOD GOOD PIG
By Sy Montgomery
When Montgomery adopts a struggling and sick piglet, she has no clue that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, will not only survive but flourish. “The Good Good Pig” tells the tale of Christopher Hogwood with his boundless zest for life and his easy way of making friends with the neighbors and connects it to a broader story of marriage, friendship, and rural living.
By Virginia Morell
“Animal Wise” takes us on a journey into the inner world of animals and the researchers who are making new discoveries all the time. Morell explores the rapidly evolving frontier of animal cognition and emotion through engaging stories and anecdotes. From the idea of fish feeling pain, cows having regional accents, and ants teaching other ants, Morell aims to change our perception of how we view the animal world.
OFF THE LEASH
By Matthew Gilbert
On the surface, “Off the Leash” is a story about a dog park and the quirky cast of characters that frequent Amory Dog Park in downtown Boston. But on a deeper level, this book is about community and personal growth. Gilbert starts this journey as someone who was definitely not a “dog” person, but a family addition of a yellow lab puppy truly changes his life for the better. Written with humor and heart, “Off the Leash” is ultimately about self-transformation.