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

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Love Libraries! - Welcome Aviano Airforce Base in Italy & Ketchikan Public Library in Alaska

I've always loved libraries. Even as a very small child, I remember going with my Mom to the library on Marion Avenue in the Bronx, New York. Lucky for us - the library was only a few feet away from our apartment building. She would bring home stacks of books and finish them in only a few days, a habit I picked up myself as well. So, having libraries select my book, out of so many worthy choices, to include on their shelves - is so meaningful to me.

I'd like to welcome readers from two very different parts of the world; The Aviano Airforce Base Library in Italy and the Ketchikan Public Library in Ketchikan Alaska. Ketchikan is the largest southeastern city in the state, and only a 90 minute flight from Seattle. Known as the salmon capital of the world, it is a frequent stop on Alaskan cruises due to its natural beauty and wide array of activities. Additionally, the library website is fantastic - so much to choose from and really eye catching, especially for kids! I also noticed that All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot was one of the high school summer reading choices - an excellent selection!
Aviano Airforce Base is the home of the 31st Fighter Wing of the United States Airforce. The Aviano Airforce Base is located at the base of the Alps, in the northern end of the Po Valley. You can read more about what the Aviano Airforce Base here.
Thanks go out to the Ketchikan Public Library and Aviano USAFE Libary for putting Tales from a Dog Catcher on their shelves.

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The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
Cover photographs © Shutterstock

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