Dog Stories

Dog Stories

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.

Dog Stories
rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about man’s best friend by a wide range of great writers, from Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov to Patricia Highsmith and Jonathan Lethem.

The richly drawn and unforgettable canines gathered here include Rudyard Kipling’s heroically faithful “Garm,” Bret Harte’s irrepressible scoundrel of a “Yellow Dog,” and the aggressively affectionate three-legged pit bull Ava, who lives in an apartment building for dogs in Jonathan Lethem’s “Ava’s Apartment.” Here are stories that touchingly illuminate the dog’s role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolff’s “Her Dog,” in which a widower shares his grief for his wife with her grieving pet. Here, too, are humorous glimpses of the canine point of view, from O. Henry’s tale of a dissatisfied lapdog’s escape to P. G. Wodehouse’s cheerfully naïve watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along. These writers and others—Ray Bradbury, Doris Lessing, Thomas McGuane, Rick Bass, James Salter, and Penelope Lively among them—offer imaginative, lyrical, and empathetic portraits of humanity’s most devoted companion.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of tales celebrating "man's best friend" as honored by authors from the past two centuries includes Rudyard Kipling's "Garm," Tobias Wolff's "Her Dog," and O. Henry's "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog."

& Taylor

A kaleidoscopic treasury of tales celebrating "man's best friend" as honored by classic and best-selling authors from the past two centuries includes Rudyard Kipling's "Garm," Tobias Wolff's "Her Dog" and O. Henry's "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog."

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
ISBN: 9780307593979
Branch Call Number: FIC DOG
Characteristics: 378 p. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tesdell, Diana Secker


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