Tales from a Dog Catcher

Tales from a Dog Catcher

"In the tradition of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and John Grogan's Marley & Me, Tales from a Dog Catcher is a humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
- Publishers Marketplace"

...Writing in a style reminiscent of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she recalls her experiences in 22 vignettes that dispel and replace stereotypes with an image of a compassionate individual concerned with animals and people alike. Like Herriot, she is a gifted storyteller and an astute observer.... At times amusing and heart-wrenching, this memorable book deserves wide readership. Highly recommended for public libraries. "
- Library Journal (starred review)

... In Tales from a Dog Catcher, she brings together these experiences in a magical book that is funny, touching, and heartrending by turns." - Amazon.com

"This is a wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down. I was laughing and tearing up, sometimes at the same time! I didn't want it to end..."-Nina Killham, Bestselling Author of Believe Me, How to Cook a Tart, and Mounting Desire

"Having good writing skills isn't a prerequisite for getting a job as a dog catcher, but the two certainly make a good combination for the author of Tales from a Dog Catcher...Some stories are funny - some may move you to tears. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I think they will appeal to animal lover's and even those who don't care for pets will enjoy reading about the eccentric people involved in these tales from a dog catcher." ...Phyliss Davidson - INFO Metropolitan Library System Magazine. Oklahoma

"Summer reading! Enjoy tales about hero hounds, crazy cats. Great dog books just made for Summer Reading! ... Here's a list of some of our favorite books ... Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics is a collection of real stories about people and the animals they encounter...this book is in the tradition of "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. The stories are funny, sad, uplifting and even silly." ...Laurie Denger - Dayton Daily News. Ohio

"...In Tales from a Dog Catcher," author Lisa Duffy-Korpics recounts her years as an animal control officer in a series of fascinating and engaging stories...the stories can be funny and heartbreaking, often simultaneously...However, there is no shortage of entertaining encounters. Animal lovers will appreciate the candid tales, and enjoy a new perspective on an often unexamined profession."...Dog Channel.com

"Lisa's numerous on-the-job adventures are compiled in this collection of sad, charming, delightful and humorous short stories. ...Animal lovers of all ages will appreciate Lisa’s recollections of her memorable encounters with domestic animals and injured wildlife in the beautiful Hudson Valley." ...Rachelle Nones - Tri County WOMAN magazine. New York

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Animal Radio XM Satellite Radio Channel 158

Animal Radio Inteview at 2:45 EST. Book give-a-ways for lucky listeners.
You can listen online at animalradio.com or on your local FM affiliate. Some local ones in the tri-state area are: WXCT 990 Hartford, CT, WXBA 1 pm Saturdays. 88.1 on Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Sundays at 9 AM. and WKVA 920 in State College PA at 10 am on Sundays. Of course, State College PA is not in the tri-state area of New York, but my husband is a Penn State Alumni and I had to add that one!
The book signing at Barnes & Noble on Thursday evening was quiet, but productive. A rainy, cold, rather unpleasant evening limited the amount of people brave enough to venture out...even I was wishing that I could go home and wrap myself up in a blanket, but once I was there I met some great people. Thanks to Robin, who bought not 1, but 2 books! He was going on vacation and wanted to give one to his dog-sitter as a gift. I met some friendly ESL teachers out for the evening to look at some books, and of course my family who stopped by to help out. My sister in law Gen took me out to dinner at Cosimo's in Newburgh before the signing and then picked up two books to bring back to our new friends at the restaurant. I think Gen is personally responsible for my Amazon rank sometimes! All in all, I met some great people, sold a few books and enjoyed a Starbucks Mocha Frappucino for 2 hours on a rainy Thursday evening - much more fun than just sitting home with a blanket!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry that we couldn't make it down but I will stop down for the one at the library. The kids were disappointed but I was dyeing yarn and listing yarn and doing bathtime, etc., etc. and the night just got away from me.


The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
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Printed in the United States of America
US $16.95 / CAN $19.95
Tales from a Dog CatcherDuffy-Korpics © 2009
Dewey: 636.7
Dogs — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Dog rescue — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Duffy-Korpics, Lisa