Connie’s Book Club - Winter 2014/15

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Travels with Casey: My Journey Through our Dog-Crazy Country

By Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Travels with Casey

This engaging and illuminating book chronicles New York Times writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis four-month journey through the United States with his beloved Labrador, Casey, in tow. Denizet-Lewis’ own adoring, sometimes slightly neurotic relationship with Casey (see the entry in which he sees a shrink specializing in pet relationships) lands him in good stead to understand the depths of the bond between man and dog, and his quest to explore the lives of dog lovers all across the country yields fascinating and touching stories illustrating just how powerful, special, and deep our shared bond really is. A thoroughly engrossing look at our enduring love affair with man’s best friend.

A Hundred Pieces of Me

By Lucy Dillon
A Hundred Pieces of Me

With a divorce in her recent past, Gina Bellamy, along with her faithful rescued Greyhound, must determine what is most important to her. A Hundred Pieces of Me takes a look at what it means to start anew, what you should take with you, and what is okay to leave in your past.

Dogs in Cars

By Lara Jo Regan
Dogs in Cars

A wonderful reminder to take pleasure in the little things, this happiness-inducing book captures the unbridled enthusiasm of our best friends out for a car ride. Is it any wonder we love our dogs as we do? This collection of photos is the very definition of joyride.

A Smile a Day: Dozens of Dogs on Bikes

A great gift idea for the cycling enthusiast/dog‑lover in your life!
By Thomas Schlijper
A Smile a Day

If you like bikes and dogs this is definitely the book for you! The streets of Amsterdam are crowded with cyclists—a good number with their dogs along for the ride—and photographer Thomas Schlijper couldn’t resist capturing these human/canine duos out for a turn around the city via pedal power and we’re ever so glad he did. The resultant book of photos will definitely bring a smile to your face.

The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey

By Susie Brooks
The Life of Corgnelius  and Stumphrey

Corgnelius and Stumphrey, self-proclaimed cutest Corgis in the world, are pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Their book, The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey chronicles the disruption of Corngelius’ idyllic home life when a second Corgi—Stumphrey—is added to the mix. The result? Ridiculously cute photos and funny captions chronicling the duo’s day to day existence and adventures.

Breeds: A Canine Compendium

By Fenella Smith and the Brothers McLeod
Breeds: A Canine Compendium

This delightfully illustrated guide to over 100 dog breeds matches whimsical drawings of each breed with an accompanying factoid. Full of charmingly silly tidbits, like the Bichon Frise may need a little hairspray to get her ‘do just right or that the Schnoodle is essentially “a topiary hedge with a moustache,” this book will make you giggle and fall even more in love with dogs in all their amazing variety.

Unlikely Heroes

By Jennifer S. Holland
Unlikely Heroes

These uplifting true stories of animals doing remarkable things—performing courageous acts, showing great heart, overcoming remarkable difficulty, saving people’s lives—is an irresistibly feel-good read. Filled with heartwarming, unexpected stories, Unlikely Heroes will leave you marvelling at the amazing inter-species connections and looking at our animal brethren, from sheep to elephants to our beloved pets, in a whole new light.

War Dogs

By Rebecca Frankel
War Dogs

A fascinating look at the brave canines who accompany humans into the fray and risk their lives alongside soldiers, War Dogs examines the deep canine-human bonds that are built on the battlefield and just how important and deep these relationships are when survival itself is on the line.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: Misty