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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Indiana on My Mind

I've been sending shout-outs, (do they still say that...is that some early 90's word? I don't care...I liked the 90's better than now lately anyway...so shout-outs it is!) to Libraries that have purchased copies of Tales from a Dog Catcher for their readers. I decided to start with the libraries that were the furthest from New York because it just fascinated me that so many miles away in a totally different part of the world, somebody, somewhere could be reading about Charlie the cat who held me hostage, or Bobby and Brownie, or the many emotionally wrenching experiences that made this job as difficult as can be, or the hysterical "too strange to be true" stories that had such an impact on me even all of these years later. Now that I've said all of this, I would like to draw attention to many of the wonderful library systems that have been incredibly good to me and ordered multiple copies of Tales from a Dog Catcher on the faith that their readers would enjoy it and check it out again and again. So, tonight's honored Library System will be the entire state of Indiana!
The first libraries that purchased Tales from a Dog Catcher were from Indiana, and with amazement I watched it grow and grow until multiple library districts in Indiana ordered copies. When I check to see availability, it is often checked out or on hold...another thing that makes my heart sing!

So, check out the state of Indiana's offical site...their information site for visitors and tourists. Thank you Indiana Libary Directors for taking a chance on my book and trusting the April Library Journal Starred Review. There may be more, so please forgive me if I leave anyone out, but thanks go out to the library systems of: Fort Wayne, Bluffton, Huntington, New Castle , Mishawaka Penn Harris, (which has a ton of copies!), Bremen, South Bend, Carmel, Columbus, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Bloomington, and Merrillville.

Someday I would love to come and visit - Indiana sounds like a place that I would really enjoy.

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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