“A Dog’s Promise”
by W. Bruce Cameron (October 15, 2019)
“A Dog’s Promise” is Cameron’s newest Dog’s Purpose novel.
Like the original “A Dog’s Purpose” it stars Bailey whose lives began in “A
Dog’s Purpose” and continued in “A Dog’s Journey “(both books and movies). Now
old soul Bailey’s back and ready to experience more purpose-driven lives.
Cameron’s heartfelt style merges tenderness, humor, and wisdom as Bailey is
helped by Lacey, a new dog. W. Bruce Cameron
is the top-selling author of dog books globally! And, of course, there will be
“Racing in the Rain”
by Garth Stein
Any dog lover that missed seeing the recent movie debut of “Racing
in the Rain” needs to reread the book before
the movie is available for streaming and on DVD. For a special treat,
listen to the audiobook. Note: there are 2 audio versions: the original (the
same as the book) and a shorter family version. Since the entire book is from
Enzo’s point of view, listening to a dog think and complain about not having
thumbs takes readers into the mind of a smart and loyal dog.
“Heart of Barkness”
(A Chet and Bernie mystery, 2019) by Spenser Quinn
Chet, as philosophical as Enzo in his own way, and funnier,
narrates another mystery though canine eyes. Chet and his (human) partner
private investigator Bernie Little. Since both are music lovers, the partners
take on a case in the country music world.
David Rosenfelt has two new Andy Carpenter mysteries: “Bark of Night” and “Dachshund through the Snow.”
Rosenfelt is the author of the
Andy Carpenter mysteries, with nine books in the series. Dog lovers and mystery
lovers alike follow Andy’s work to help clients and help dogs through his Tara
Foundation. The Rosenfelts’ real life Tara Foundation has placed over 4,000
dogs in loving homes and continues to be active in the rescue community. He is
also the author of two non-fiction books: “Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11
Volunteers and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure” and “Lessons from
Tara; Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog.”
“Katt vs. Dogg” by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
A book written for middle grade
kids but too much fun not to be shared with the entire family. Oscar is a happy
go lucky dogg who (along with his dogg family) thinks katts are good for
nothing but chasing up trees. Molly is an aspiring-actress katt who, like her
dogg hating family, despises drooly disgusting doggs. A laugh-out-loud story of
cooperation over prejudice. With brilliant cartoon illustrations.
“Fearless Felines: 30 True Tales of Courageous Cats”
Hamilton (Scholastic, November 5, 2019)
cat stories like the Scottish cat Pyro who flew with RAF pilots in WWII. Plus amazing
cat facts that will make cat lovers purr and dog lovers laugh. “It a cat
sneezes, rain is on the way.” “Put a cat whisker in your wallet to attract
money.” Charming illustrations by 17 artists. For ages 8 and up (and up).
Previously published in the Oct.-Nov. issue of The Flagstaff-Sedona Dog
magazine. Print and online.