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In Spencer Quinn’s “Chet and Bernie” mysteries, narrated by Chet the dog, comments on the way dogs see the world ring true (and will make you smile). The fifth book, A Fist Full of Collars, is due out in September.

Our long-time favorite, Susan Conant, released a new “Holly Winter” mystery earlier this year, thank goodness; Brute Strength is number 19 in the series featuring the Malamute-loving dog writer and, of course, her favorite dogs. 

 

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Submitted by June J. McInerney | June 9 2012 |

I'd like to add my book, "The Basset Chronicles", to your list of great summer reads. It's a delightful collection of stories about Basset Hounds throughout the ages, both Biblical and Modern times: how Bassets were first created, how a brace of Bassets saved the Ark, and a number of tails, er, tales told by "Frankie" in his own words. This book is available at amazon.com, as well as an e-book.

Also, it is not obvious or evident on this site where one can add a suggested selection to the "Listomania", a requested in the Book Review section of the latest issue of The BARk. You need to be more specific.

Thank you,
June

Submitted by Catrina | June 12 2012 |

Thanks Bark, I want to read them all (some I have, like "Inside of a Dog")! Luckily I work in a library.

Submitted by Ellen | June 19 2012 |

I am reading the English version of "FaithfulRuslan" by Georgi Vladimov. The story of how the book came to be is almost as interesting as the book. It is a fiction but based on a real life incident; it tells the story of Ruslan, a Caucasian Ovcharka (Caucasian Sheepdog/Shepherd), bred for guarding prisoners in the camps of Siberia. It is told entirely from the perspective of this dog. It is a rather difficult book to read since it is a translation and it is a very emotional tale. Not a fun book or happy book. It leaves me a little uncomfortable so I only read a little at a time. I do recommend it as a serious read and it helps me with characters in my own developing dog story.

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