Con­nie’s Book Club

Curl up with a good dog and a good book

Modern Dog - - BREED PROFILE - EDI­TOR-IN-CHIEF CON­NIE WIL­SON’S SE­LEC­TION OF WIN­TER MUST-READS.

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

By Benoit Denizet-Lewis

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 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 A won­der­ful re­minder to take plea­sure in the lit­tle things, this hap­pi­nessin­duc­ing 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.

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