The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories

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Connie's Book Club

The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories

The Exile Book of Canadian Dog Stories

Twenty-eight exceptional dog tales by some of Canada’s most notable fiction writers have been compiled in this feast of short stories. As Teleky, the editor of the collection, states, it’s “not a collection of sentimental tales about noble dogs doing heroic deeds but rather stories that portray the rich and complex and mysterious bonds between dogs and humans.” The roles the dogs play in the stories, whether small or large, are those of an essential counterpart to the human characters, revealing truths through the way the dogs are regarded. With works from earlier storytellers the likes of Ernest Thompson Seton (a founding pioneer of Boys Scouts of America) to contemporary writers such as Lynn Cody, the stories run the breadth of adventure, drama, satire, and even fantasy, and will appeal to dog lovers on both sides of the border.

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