Dog Named Leaf

Author: Allen Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790091
Size: 34.90 MB
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A New York Times bestselling book! Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a traumatized one-year-old cocker spaniel who had been abandoned. Soon, the troubled dog they named “Leaf” turned their home into a war zone. Although Leaf and Allen were forging a friendship with visits to dog parks and bonding time, Leaf’s emotional issues overwhelmed the couple. Shortly after Leaf’s arrival, Allen, who had spent eight years as a big city police officer and survived so many close calls that Linda called him “Miracle Man,” received a diagnosis from his doctor that made him think his luck had finally run out. Allen had an unruptured brain aneurysm that could be fatal, and the surgery to repair it might leave him debilitated. Having seen his father live for years with the effects of a massive stroke, he dreaded that the worst fate might not be death. What Allen didn’t know is that he and Leaf, like comrades facing the ultimate battle, would be there for each other with the miracle of this man and this dog coming together at exactly the right time.

Dogs And The Women Who Love Them

Author: Allen Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577316932
Size: 27.35 MB
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When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. This book showcases stories about these connections that result in courageous and compassionate acts of love and healing — for the dogs, the women, and all the people whose lives they touch. Readers will laugh, smile, and be moved by shelter dogs, police canine handlers, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, returning veterans in need of service dogs, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day. They'll even meet a dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Show. This heartwarming collection of stories is ideal for anyone who loves a dog, or simply loves to be inspired.

Mark Z Danielewski S House Of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375420525
Size: 15.42 MB
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

A Dog Named Boo

Author: Lisa J. Edwards
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037389256X
Size: 51.17 MB
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The author, a professional dog trainer and behavioral consultant, shares the heartwarming story of her dog Boo, the runt of an abandoned litter, who became an unlikely hero when he changed countless lives including hers, through his work as a therapy dog.

A Friend Like Henry

Author: Nuala Gardner
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402233753
Size: 45.96 MB
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Now a New York Times Bestseller! "The incredible story of a family with an autistic son, Dale, who conquers his disability thanks to the special bond he forms with Henry, a golden retriever puppy ... This is a fascinating and inspiring real-life account."-Woman & Home A Friend Like Henry: The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world When Jamie and Nuala Gardner chose a puppy for their son, Dale, they weren't an ordinary family choosing an ordinary pet. Dale's autism was so severe that the smallest deviation from his routine could provoke a terrifying tantrum. Family life was almost destroyed by his condition, and his parents spent most of their waking hours trying to break into their son's autistic world and give him the help he so desperately needed. But after years of constant effort and slow progress, the Gardners' lives were transformed when they welcomed a new member into the family, Henry, a gorgeous golden retriever puppy. The bond between Dale and his dog would change their lives ... "This touching story is an emotional rollercoaster." -Book Review "Emotionally charged, this is a story that raises powerful issues in a deeply personal and insightful manner." -Irish Examiner

The Phantom Tollbooth

Author: Norton Juster
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375985298
Size: 47.30 MB
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With almost 4 million copies sold over 50 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic that Philip Pullman says “comes up bright and new every time I read it . . . it will continue to charm and delight for a very long time yet. And teach us some wisdom, too.” Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason. Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams!

The Emotional Lives Of Animals

Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577315025
Size: 24.86 MB
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A biological researcher draws on years of work in animal communications to support the existence of animal emotions, sharing a wealth of case studies that illuminate the evolutionary purposes of animal feelings while calling for a rethinking of current practices of animal cruelty.

Oliver Finds His Way

Author: Phyllis Root
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763613839
Size: 36.51 MB
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Oliver the bear becomes lost when he chases a leaf to the edge of the woods, but then he comes up with an idea to find his way back home.

Angel Dogs

Author: Allen Anderson
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317111
Size: 36.51 MB
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You already know dogs are healers and loving companions, but did you know they also serve as matchmakers, lifesavers, prisoner rehabilitation specialists, parent trainers, hospital welcoming committees, advice columnists, and afterlife ambassadors? The true stories in Angel Dogs celebrate the deep and ancient connection between people and dogs and will inspire you to live up to the divine example of our canine companions.

Dog Medicine

Author: Julie Barton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509834478
Size: 70.68 MB
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At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie's incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home. Psychiatrists, therapists and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Dog Medicine captures in beautiful, elegiac language the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing way animals can heal even the most broken hearts and minds.