Tuesday, October 02, 2007

"Well-told, moving stories"--Library Journal

Foster, Ken. Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found. Lyons: Globe Pequot. Oct. 2007. c.192p. ISBN 978-1-59921-129-9. pap. $14.95. PETS

Following a 2006 interview on NPR to promote his book The Dogs Who Found Me: What I Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind, Foster received a flood of letters from people who had also rescued dogs, many of them pit bulls or mixed breeds and many with medical or psychological issues. These letters form the basis of this book and give Foster the opportunity to comment on the multifaceted aspects of the human-animal bond, particularly on how allowing a rescue dog into one's life can change it. Among the stories Foster relates is that of pit bull Trap, whose adoption forced his owner to move to a dog-friendly apartment, escaping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He retells the story of shepherd mix Max, the hemophiliac adopted hours before euthanasia, who works as a therapy dog and touches the lives of many people similarly afflicted. With well-told, moving stories, this is a good choice for public libraries.—Florence Scarinci, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, NY

1 comment:

Trap Jack's Mama said...

aahhh that's my baby! He's famous!! :-D

Thanks Ken :)