BOOKS—The Dog Who Danced

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2013: (Actually published on October 8,  2013) The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson St. Martin’s Griffin (175 Fifth Ave.,  New York,  NY  10010),  2013. 328 pages,  paperback.  $14.99. The Dog Who Danced is not just a novel about a dog,  though it centers on a lovable Sheltie named Mack.  It’s […]

BOOKS: Saving Baby: How a woman’s love for a racehorse leads to her redemption

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From Animal People May-June 2013— Saving Baby:  How a woman’s love for a racehorse leads to her redemption by JoAnne Normile with Larry Lindner  Powder Point Publishing (P.O. Box 530,  Hingham,  MA 02043),  2013.    263 pages,  paperback.  $15.00. JoAnne Normile entered horse racing relatively late in life,  at age 43,  seven years after convincing her […]

BOOKS—Saving the White Lions: One Woman’s Battle for Africa’s Most Sacred Animal

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013: Saving the White Lions: One Woman’s Battle for Africa’s Most Sacred Animal by Linda Tucker North Atlantic Books  (2526 Martin Luther King Jr. Way,   Berkeley,  CA 94704),  2013.   489 pages,  paperback.  $16.95. In November 1991,  not long after Nelson Mandela was released after serving 27 years in prison […]

BOOKS: Love Saves the Day

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013: Love Saves the Day  by Gwen Cooper Bantam Books (1745 Broadway,  New York,   NY 10019),  2013. 317 pages,  hardcover.  $26.00. Cat rescuer Gwen Cooper follows up her 2010 best-seller,  Homer’s Odyssey,  about the former strays who kept her company near Ground Zero on September 11,  2011,  with Love Saves the […]

BOOKS: Bloodhound in Blue: The True Tales of Police Dog JJ and His Two-Legged Partner

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013: Bloodhound in Blue: The True Tales of Police Dog JJ and His Two-Legged Partner by Adam David Russ Lyons Press (246 Goose Lane,  Guilford,  CT  06437),  2013. 273 pages,  hardcover.  $24.95. Bloodhound in Blue is an action book about Salt Lake City police officer Michael Serio and his canine partner […]

BOOKS—Beg: A radical new way of regarding animals

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  July-August 2013: Beg:  A radical new way of regarding animals by Rory Freedman Running Press (2300 Chestnut St.,  Suite 200,  Philadelphia,  PA 19103),  2013. 201 pages,  hardcover.  $18.00. Beg: a radical new way of regarding animals is an honest,  even blunt look at human relationships with animals.  Rory Freedman shares two adopted […]

BOOKS—Unleashed: The Phenonena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013: Unleashed:  The Phenonena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs   by Simon Harding The Policy Press,  U. of Bristol (c/o U. of Chicago Press,   427 East 60th St.,  Chicago,  IL 60637),  2012.    286 pages,  hardcover.  $100.60;  Kindle $23.72. I first saw an American Staffordshire,  better known as a […]

BOOKS: Loyal Forces—The American Animals of World War II

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013: Loyal Forces:  The American Animals of World War II by Toni M. Kiser & Lindsey F. Barnes Louisiana State University Press (3990 W. Lakeshore Drive,  Baton Rouge,  LA 70808),  2013. 192 pages,  hardcover.  $35.00. Loyal Forces:  The American Animals of World War II honors the many animals who helped the […]

Train Your Dog Positively

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013: Train Your Dog Positively, by Victoria Stilwell Ten Speed Press (c/o Random House,   1745 Broadway,  New York,  NY 10019),  2013. 248 pages,  paperback,  $14.99. Whether rescued or from a breeder,  all puppies need training to learn potty manners,  basic commands,  and how to walk on a leash.  Adopted older dogs […]

BOOKS: The Secret Life of Dog Catchers

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013: The Secret Life of Dog Catchers: An animal control officer’s passion to make a difference by Shirley Zindler 2270 Gravenstein Highway South,  Sebastopol,  CA  95472 https://www.createspace.com/4096859?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026 250 pages,  paperback.  $18.00. One New Year’s Day,  rain flooded Rohnert Park,  California.  The county animal shelter was closed,  but Sonoma County animal control […]