Connie's Book Club—Winter 2019/20

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Blind Search

By Paula Munier
Blind Search

This sequel to Borrowing of Bones sees former army MP Mercy Carr and her bomb-sniffing dog Elvis return to solve a compelling murder mystery. When Henry, an autistic nine-year-old boy, gets lost in the Vermont wilderness, his ordeal becomes even more terrifying when he discovers a woman, killed by an arrow to the heart, while trying to find his way home. With a blizzard approaching, the race is on for Mercy and Elvis to apprehend the killer and find and keep Henry safe. Based on the true search-and-rescue of an autistic boy, this page turner will take you on a roller coaster ride through the worst of winter—and human nature.

Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You

By Clive D.L. Wyne, PhD
Dog is Love:

We have all felt what we believe is love from our dogs but for years, scientists have warned against anthropomorphizing and concluding that our dogs do love us back, despite millions of owners believing this to be true. Clive Wynne, however, founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State, set out to show that affection is the very essence of dogs. His findings are highlighted in Dog is Love, a fascinating read that will leave you with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for dogs and their capacity to love. A must read for any dog lover!

Gabby: The Little Dog That Had To Learn To Bark

By Barby Keel
Gabby:

Having run the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary for 54 years, Barby Keel thought she’d seen it all until Gabby, a golden-haired terrier, arrives on her doorstep. This scared little dog is not only afraid to play with other dogs but is also completely mute. Barby quickly falls in love with the little dog and is determined to connect with her and unleash her true nature, but when tragedy befalls Barby, Gabby and the entire animal sanctuary are at stake.

Long Nose Legacy

By J.G. Eastman
Long Nose Legacy

When an American Grand Champion Russian Wolfhound named Amazing Grace gives birth to four puppies, it sends ripples throughout the dog-show world. Puppy Carnegie assumes she’ll be the pick of the litter, having been taught by her mother to be a snobby show dog. So when her humble sister Madison wins, Carnegie sets her sights on a loftier goal—moving from New York to the Imperial Palace in Russia. Madison is then torn between loyalty to her owner to continue their kennel’s legacy and her loyalty to her sister. Which will she choose? Long Nose Legacy is a fanciful and heartwarming adventure that will delight dog lovers of all ages!

Molly

By Colin Butcher
Molly

Meet the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets! This incredible true story reads like fiction: Colin Butcher, a Navy veteran and long-time police officer, founds the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency, recruiting his rescue dog Molly to help in reuniting owners with lost pets. Molly is up to the task, proving herself by expertly finding and rescuing missing cats, but it’s Molly and Colin’s relationship that is truly the heart of this wonderful read.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: Jackson