The #Dogs Less or More Traveled?

travels-with-casey-coveroff the leash year at the dog park matthew gilbertWalt Whitman trekked all over the countryside, and Emily Dickinson rarely left the house — and yet both have long been considered two of America’s greatest storytellers.

Well, the same could be said for two new dog memoirs that head in decidedly opposite directions. Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis details a year-long cross-country adventure with his Yellow Lab, while Matthew Gilbert’s Off the Leash circles around the community and camaraderie found at the local dog park. So, I guess whichever type of dog story resonates with you could depend on your lifestyle! (LA Times)

Summer Dog Book Club Picks

la_ca_0506_the_dog_who_could_flyoff the leash year at the dog park matthew gilbertThe LA Times came out this weekend with its summer reading picks — two dog books made the list, The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of A WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side (by Damien Lewis) and Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park (by Boston TV critic, Matthew Gilbert). (LAT)