Connie's Book Club - Spring 2022

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Show Me the Bunny

By Laurien Berenson
Show Me the Bunny

March in Connecticut brings more than Easter baskets when the benefactor of the Gallagher House estate and women’s shelter mysteriously falls to her death. Melanie must work closely with her stern, not-fond-of-dogs Aunt Rose to solve the mystery. Despite their differences, will they be able to work together to uncover the truth of the untimely death? In this page turner, award-winning author Laurien Berenson has another hit on her hands.

Everything I Know about Life, I Learned from My Dog

By Kristin Ann Jones
Everything I Know about Life, I Learned from My Dog

Pairing charming watercolour illustrations with dog-inspired life lessons—Stand firm when you are being pulled in the wrong direction; A lifelong friend can be made in a single day.—Kristin Ann Jones’ book, Everything I Know about Life, I Learned from My Dog, is heartwarming, inspirational, and funny. Flip to any page for a reminder of the wisdom that lies at your feet. 

A Light Beyond the Trenches

By Alan Hlad
A Light Beyond the Trenches

This poignant historical fiction novel is based on the true story of the first school to train guide dogs for the blind. It’s 1916 Germany and things are bleak. World War One Red Cross nurse, Anna Zeller, no stranger to the horrors of war, clings to a spark of hope when she and Dr. Stalling, director of the Red Cross Ambulance Dogs Association, see an ambulance dog guiding an injured, sightless soldier. Inspired to help those blinded in battle, Stalling starts a school to train guide dogs as helpers, and Anna is determined to take part. This story of heroism and resilience provides a moving example of the healing power of our canine companions, even in the darkest of circumstances, and a reminder that no one escapes war unscathed.

Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses

By Jackie Higgins
Sentient-How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses

In the fascinating Sentient, author and zoologist Jackie Higgins explores the extraordinary sensory powers animals possess. Through 13 entertaining case studies, Higgins illustrates how humans are not limited to just five senses. Find out how animals can help us unlock unrecognized powers of perception in this captivating read that challenges what humans are capable of.

Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

By Belinda Recio; read by Hayden Panettiere
Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

Marvel at the amazing emotional and cognitive abilities of our animal friends, as revealed in Inside Animal Hearts and Minds. Through engaging storytelling, author Belinda Recio showcases these incredible abilities while highlighting the importance of these compelling animal cognition studies in creating empathy for our animal friends. This audiobook read by Hayden Panettiere is truly fascinating.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: Stanley