Mountaintop School For #Dogs – today’s #Kindle deal $1.99!

As the dog days of summer wind down, seek higher ground with Ellen Cooney’s The Mountaintop School for Dogs – today’s Kindle deal for $1.99!

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Lily and the Octopus $1.99 on #kindle!

The dog book of the summer, Lily and the Octopus, is now on sale for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle. Reviews have compared it to The Art of Racing in the Rain and Life of Pi — so if you’re into some good old-fashioned animal magic, you might like this read!

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Everything You Wanted to Know About #Pitbull #Dogs and More!

pit bull bronwen dickey battle over an american iconOn this 4th of July holiday weekend, why not snuggle up with a (somewhat) patriotic dog book? Bronwen Dickey’s excellent new non-fiction title, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, clears up the myths and misconceptions of America’s most demonized dog breed — and also shows the cruel part that humans have played in abusing this loyal animal’s reputation.

Peanut Butter and #Dogs!

Peanut butter and jelly goes together like peanut butter and…dogs? That seems to be the hilarious theme discovered by Greg Murray for his brilliant new doggie photo book, For the Love of Peanut Butter. So, go to Kickstarter to help him — and all his models — satisfy their hunger! (SFGate)

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#Dogs and Their People…too!

The pooch-lovin’ publicity hounds at BarkPost are entering the book publishing biz soon with their dog owners’ crowd-sourced book, Dogs and Their People. And you don’t have to wait in line when it comes out if you pre-order at Amazon!

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@BCEnglishDept Color Me #DogsofInstagram — no, Littlefield!

Dogs of Littlefield Suzanne BerneOf course you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I absolutely love the hardcover jacket for The Dogs of Littlefield by Suzanne Berne.

Unfortunately, the story seems to be a rather dark comedy about dogs being poisoned in suburbia — think American Beauty meets My Dog Skip — and we all know what happened to those lead characters…

However, looking on the bright side, if this novel’s writing is as clever as the cover, then I’m sure all readers will be feeling the Berne! (Amazon)

“Old Faithful” Celebrates Senior #Dogs @a_pete_tweet

old faithful dogs of a certain age pete thorneTime catches up to all of us –– even our loyal dog friends. And if you’ve ever had the privilege of growing older with a pet, you’ve seen there is beauty and dignity in aging, as Pete Thorne documents in his graceful new doggie photo book, Old Faithful: Dogs of A Certain Age.

Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re laugh lines! (Pete Thorne Photo)

@ juliebarton1111: Sometimes #Dogs Are the Best Medicine!

dog medicine how my dog saved me from myself julie bartonIf you’ve ever fallen down a hole and need a little help, that’s when you find out who your true friends are.

And Julie Barton found that friend in the bunker — er, rather, in Bunker, her beautiful Golden Retriever, as she writes about battling depression in the new touching memoir, Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself.

Christmas Eve Smackdown: #Cats vs. #Dogs Books!

When families get together over the holidays, some relatives can’t help talking smack — even when it comes to their favorite pet books! So, Carolyn Kellogg of the L.A. Times breaks down this year’s best cat vs. dog book stocking stuffers!

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@arleneweintraub: Can #Dogs Cure Cancer?

Never let a human do a dog’s job…especially when it comes to finding the cure for cancer, says Arlene Weintraub in her new book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures. This non-fiction work is a both a scientific study on the huge impact dogs are having in cancer research, as well as a personal story detailing Weintraub’s own dire experiences in dealing with the loss of a loved one to this horrific disease that affects us all. An important read!

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