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I Have Heard You Calling in the Night

By Thomas Healy

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Up until he was nearly 40...Healy was...a drinker, a fighter, and a mostly unemployed writer, and he was living with his mother, the only person who could put up with him. Then two things happened that changed his life: someone bought the film rights to one of his short stories, and he bought himself a Doberman pinscher puppy, whom he named Martin, after the man who bought the film rights. (from BookList)
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Love is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

By Nick Trout

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Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposal, but his most important tool...is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, humility, and grace. (from publisher description)
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Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

By Grogran, John

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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. (book description)
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Moments With Baxter

By Melissa Joseph

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a collection of touching, true stories about the poignant connection between Baxter, an 18-year-old therapy dog, and the hospice patients and their families to whom he brings comfort and love. (from summary)
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Mornings With Barney: the True Story of an Extraordinary Beagle

By Dick Wolfsie

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I enrolled Barney in obedience school...I was impressed with the legendary school’s sales pitch, including their money-back guarantee. But when I said my dog was a beagle, there was dead silence on (the other) end of the phone...then a good-natured laugh. I was just kidding about the guarantee. (from summary)
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Oogy: the Dog Only a Family Could Love

By Larry Levin

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(S)hares the by turns horrifying and heartwarming story of Oogy, his gentle pit bull who went from brutalized bait for fighting dogs to beloved family member and therapy dog. (from Publishers Weekly)
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Rescuing Sprite: a Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish

By Mark R. Levin

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(A) stunningly intimate look at the love between a family and a dog, one that movingly shows, in Mark Levin's words, that "in the end, we humans are the lucky ones."
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Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

By Elise Lufkin

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Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned - at animal shelters, racetracks, or on the side of the road. Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. (This book)…is a moving tribute to the power of love between…dogs who were lost, and the people who were lucky enough to find them. (book description)
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Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

By Jon Katz

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Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers-- Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas-- and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now...Katz looks for an answer and finds even more questions as he recounts the lives and stories of the residents of his celebrated Bedlam Farm. (from summary)
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Stanley and Sophie

By Kate Jennings

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Never really a dog person (she initially dismisses them as "handbags with a heartbeat"), the author changes her mind after falling in love with Stanley's "prickly, prideful, independent" spirit. (from summary)
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