Connie’s Book Club
Curl up with a good dog and a good book EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CONNIE WILSON’S SELECTION OF THIS FALL'S MUST-READS.
Curl up with a good dog and a good book. Editor-inChief Connie Wilson’s selection of this fall’s must-reads.
Finding Gobi By Dion Leonard
This amazing true tale will restore your faith in miracles. When ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard sets out to compete in a 150-mile race through China’s Gobi Desert, he doesn’t expect to find a friend for life. But during the race, he meets a small stray dog who, beyond all odds, keeps pace with him for nearly 80 challenging miles, over the Tian Shan Mountains and across seemingly endless sand dunes. Though Leonard is a seasoned runner committed to his personal best, he nonetheless finds himself spending precious time and resources on the safety and wellbeing of his new companion. But when Gobi goes missing, the depth of Dion’s commitment to his new friend is challenged in an unimagined way. This beautiful and touching story will stay with you even after the last page is turned.
Wagging Through The Snow By Laurien Berenson
During the Christmas rush, teacher Melanie Travis is in desperate need of some welldeserved rest, but respite is not in the cards… After Melanie’s brother and ex-husband make a spontaneous bid on an old pine tree farm in need of a lot of work, Melanie finds herself on a forsaken tree farm during the coldest month of the year, her Poodle and the rest of her family in tow. Can things get worse? Indeed they can and do when Melanie finds a Maltese whimpering in the snow… next to the corpse of a man. How did this man die, and who is the killer? And who can Melanie trust? This exciting Christmas whodunit is the perfect pageturner to curl up with as the weather gets cooler.
The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats By Gary Richter, M.S. D.V.M.
This fascinating and helpful guide is full of medical recommendations supported by scientific research and years of successful outcomes in Dr. Richter’s clinical practice. His approach is not to adhere to one healing modality, such as holistic or western medicine, but rather to examine both modern and traditional medicine from a variety of cultures in order to find what actually works. With its tried and true suggestions for better health, as well as treatments for a whole host of health problems, this a great read for anyone interested in the wellness of their pets.
Left to right, from Finding Gobi; Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons