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The Resource Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Label
Dog years : a memoir
Title
Dog years
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Doty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When poet Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails. This is a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about life, love, and loss. Doty writes about the heart-wrenching vulnerability of dogs, the positive energy and joy they bring, and the gift they bear us of unconditional love.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O798
LC item number
Z46 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Entr'acte: On sentimentality -- Entr'acte: On being a fool -- Entr'acte: The photographed dog -- Entr'acte: Smell of rain in the field -- Entr'acte: Dogs and their names -- Entr'acte: Graveside -- Entr'acte: Ethical fable -- Entr'acte: Ordinary happiness -- Entr'acte: Old photo -- Entr'acte: Zero point -- Entr'acte: Questions about time -- Entr'acte: Serotonin -- Entr'acte: A show -- Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden -- Entr'acte: Second wind -- Envoi: Toy wolf
Control code
ocm69792686
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780061171000
Lccn
2006046491
System control number
(OCoLC)69792686
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Publication
Contents
Entr'acte: On sentimentality -- Entr'acte: On being a fool -- Entr'acte: The photographed dog -- Entr'acte: Smell of rain in the field -- Entr'acte: Dogs and their names -- Entr'acte: Graveside -- Entr'acte: Ethical fable -- Entr'acte: Ordinary happiness -- Entr'acte: Old photo -- Entr'acte: Zero point -- Entr'acte: Questions about time -- Entr'acte: Serotonin -- Entr'acte: A show -- Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden -- Entr'acte: Second wind -- Envoi: Toy wolf
Control code
ocm69792686
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 215 p.
Isbn
9780061171000
Lccn
2006046491
System control number
(OCoLC)69792686

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