Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Library Journal's Reader's Shelf


Going to the Dogs:  Some Waggingly Good Tales




Travels with Charley in Search of America
Travels with Charley in Search of America
By Steinbeck, John
Introduction by Parini, Jay
2012-10 - Penguin Books
9780143107002 Check Our Catalog

At age 58, Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns, to growing cities, and to glorious wilderness oases. …More


Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
By Levin, Larry
2011-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446546300 Check Our Catalog

In 2002, Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. 240 pp. …More


You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
By Klam, Julie
2011-10 - Riverhead Books
9781594485411 Check Our Catalog

Klam was 30, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, unable to meet a man. And then it happened: she had a dream about a Boston terrier--a dream that practically hit her over the head. The companion she needed was not necessarily the one she'd had in mind. As fate would have it, a dog is exactly the thing that she needed. 240 pp. 50,000 print. …More


Bad Dog: (A Love Story)
Bad Dog: (A Love Story)
By Kihn, Martin
2012-04 - Vintage Books
9780307477460 Check Our Catalog

A hilarious, acerbic, utterly unleashed story about recover, and about winning back years of squandered trust, this edgy memoir centers around an out-of-control, 95-pound Bernese mountain dog named Hola; a high-functioning alcoholic named Marty; his wife, Gloria; and their attempt to keep a marriage together in spite of apparently long odds. …More


Zelda, the Queen of Paris: The True Story of the Luckiest Dog in the World
Zelda, the Queen of Paris: The True Story of the Luckiest Dog in the World
By Chutkow, Paul
Illustrator Suares, J. C.
2011-10 - Lyons Press
9780762771479 Check Our Catalog

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Narrow Dog to Carcassonne
Narrow Dog to Carcassonne
By Darlington, Terry
2008-03 - Delta
9780385342087 Check Our Catalog

This is the hilarious and true story of two senior citizens and their whippet dog who hatch, plan, and carry out a "lunatic scheme" to sail from Stone in Staffordshire to Carcassonne in the South of France. …More


Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors Into a Family
Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors Into a Family
By Plaskin, Glenn
2012-05 - Center Street
9781599952567 Check Our Catalog

Celebrity journalist Plaskin shares a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author makes powerful connections with neighbors in a high-rise in Lower Manhattan. …More