Con­nie’s Book Club

Curl up with a good dog and a good book EDI­TOR-IN-CHIEF CON­NIE WIL­SON’S SE­LEC­TION OF THIS WIN­TERS' MUST-READS.

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Curl up with a good dog and a good book! Edi­tor-in-Chief Con­nie Wil­son’s se­lec­tion of this win­ter’s must-reads.

Rover: Wag­more Edi­tion By An­drew Grant

We’re here to tell you your cof­fee ta­ble is not com­plete with­out a book of strik­ingly beau­ti­ful dog portraits from An­drew Grant. The back story: In 2009, An­drew be­gan tak­ing pic­tures of both home­less and res­cued pups af­ter learn­ing about the mil­lions of dogs that en­ter an­i­mal shel­ters each year, many of which never make it out. His pro­ject turned into a se­ries of lim­it­ededi­tion books, the first four of which raised nearly two mil­lion dol­lars for shel­ter dogs. (The premier book caught the at­ten­tion of Ellen DeGeneres!) This, the Rover: Wag­more Edi­tion, is the fifth in the se­ries. Some of the dogs in­cluded have own­ers who made a gen­er­ous dona­tion to have their dogs fea­tured in the book; other pups show­cased are still look­ing for a home. An­drew pho­to­graphs the dogs with­out col­lars or ac­ces­sories in or­der to put fo­cus on the eyes, and the re­sult is clear, de­tailed, and life­like portraits of dogs—both pure­bred and mixes—that give you a mov­ing glimpse of their in­di­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ties. Each of the pre­vi­ous four books are now sold out and can fetch up to $400 if you can find one, so you’ll want to hurry and get your paws on this one, fea­tur­ing 360 of the most beau­ti­ful dog pho­to­graphs you’ve ever seen, be­fore it also dis­ap­pears!

The Dog Who Came for Christ­mas By Sue Pethick

What can bring peo­ple to­gether at Christ­mas bet­ter than a dog? Sin­gle mother Re­nee Richard­son has a long list of wor­ries be­fore lost dog Max comes into her life. She needs more clients at her hair sa­lon, she can’t find a com­pat­i­ble date, and her trou­bled young son is in need of new friends. With the ar­rival of Max, how­ever, Re­nee’s life is turned up­side down. But as Christ­mas nears, the whole fam­ily bonds with the lov­able dog and are grow­ing at­tached… un­til the pre­vi­ous owner shows up. Hand­some and kind, Travis Diehl is the first man Re­nee has felt a con­nec­tion to since her di­vorce. Un­for­tu­nately, he also at­tracts the at­ten­tion of Re­nee’s most im­por­tant client. Filled with ro­mance, drama, and fam­ily love, The Dog Who Came For

Christ­mas is a fun, light-hearted read that will give you warm fuzzies.

Left to right, from Rover: Wag­more Edi­tion

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