Connie's Book Club - Spring 2015

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

The Dog Who Saved Me

By Susan Wilson
The Dog Who Saved Me

When former Boston K-9 unit officer Cooper Harrison’s life is turned upside down, he has to face adversity, grief, and the realization that he is back where he started in life—and not for the better.
Get out the hanky: in The Dog Who Saved Me, New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson is back with another moving story that illustrates the power that a dog’s love and companionship has to change one’s life.

Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

By Meg Donohue
Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

This charming novel about love, loss, and the power our best furry friends have to make us feel whole will doubtless delight dog lovers. Maggie Brennan, a pet bereavement counselor, is good at helping other people through their difficulties; she’s just not so good at working through her own. On the case to find a stolen dog, she finds herself facing her fears, as well as perhaps finding new love.

Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite

By Courtney Dasher
Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite

Get ready to be charmed. A once unwanted “Chiweenie” with an overbite and a funny wrinkly neck gets a second chance when Courtney Dasher adopts him. Tuna goes on to win the hearts of over a million online fans through his wildly popular instagram account, @tunameltsmyheart, and now even has his own book! Tuna Melts My Heart is filled with Tuna’s exploits, which include wearing bow ties, sleeping, and being utterly delightful. This little underdog will brighten your day.

The Perfect Dog: Raise and Train Your Dog the Mugford Way

By Dr. Roger Mugford
The Perfect Dog: Raise and Train Your Dog the Mugford Way

For anyone with a dog, already perfect or otherwise, this book is a wonderful resource. Dr. Mugford, a leading British animal psychologist, debunks common misconceptions about dogs and presents modern, comprehensive behaviour, training, and wellness advice in a way that’s both easy to understand and to apply, helping you understand your dog and live your best lives together.

From Property To Family: American Dog Rescue and the Discourse of Compassion

By Andrei S. Markovits & Katherine N. Crosby
From Property To Family: American Dog Rescue and the Discourse of Compassion

For we dog lovers, our dogs are our family in every way possible—but that has not always been the prevalent attitude. Recent history has seen a shift from dogs as human companion to family member, and From Property to Family explores this cultural change. Focusing on breed specific dog rescue, this fascinating book looks at how cultural discourse around compassion has evolved in regards to animals—and thank goodness. If you’re interested in human-animal relationships and breed specific rescue, this is a must-read.

Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace

By Dave Burchett
Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace

Our dogs teach us the simplest as well as the most complex life lessons. After learning of his beloved dog Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, Dave Burchett started paying close attention to the grace with which she lived and began to journal it. The result is this touching book about how his best friend’s will to live taught him how to do just that—live.

Menswear Dog Presents The New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man

By David Fung & Yena Kim
Menswear Dog Presents The New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man

What man doesn’t need some fashion tips now and again? Luckily, Bodhi, the eternally stylish Shibu Inu who is better dressed than most everyone we know, is here to offer up a plethora of fashion tips. Yes, this book will make you laugh, but there is also a ton of honest-to-goodness great style advice here that breaks down men’s wardrobe essentials by season and into mix and match pieces you can wear all year long. Style advice from a dog? When he looks this good, we’ll take it!

James Herriot’s Favourite Dog Stories

By James Herriot
James Herriot’s Favourite Dog Stories

After being out of print for many years, James Herriot’s beloved
classic, Favourite Dog Stories, is now available again in a beautiful hardcover package. This irresistible and unforgettable collection of stories from the veterinarian’s life is inspiring, profound, and just plain wonderful. Buy one for everyone you know that loves dogs—this joyous collection of dog stories is guaranteed to delight.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: Misty