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, December 4, 2010

Book Signing and Holiday Shopping Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Newburgh New York

If you're going to be in the Hudson Valley Area next weekend December 11th through 12th, come check out the Valley Central Holiday Book Fair at the Newburgh, NY Barnes & Noble.

This two day celebration of the Valley Central Community is a great way to support our kids and reading. Please join us on Dec. 11th & 12th at Barnes and Noble. Here is a link for directions and further information. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3074548

When you check out, please use code:
Fair #10312056

Partial schedule of events: Jazz performed by Mike Antonelli and Tom Venable. Valley Central High School Group For the Animals & The Humane Society of Walden Presentation. The award winning VCHS Chamber Choir. Our lovely and talented Mrs. Melissa Verlin will be performing. A.J. Nappo will play the piano accompanied by teacher and well known local singer Lisa Aguilera - VC high school teachers will be reading Children's books throughout Sunday - come meet your future teachers!

Book Signings by authors:

Meet the author Travis Nichols; author of Punk Rock Etiquette; The Ultimate How-to-Guide for Punke, Indie and Underground Bands. Check out more here:

Colleen Venable Children's Author. Check out her books and more here:

Romance Author Allie Boniface. Check out her books and more here:

And finishing up Saturday with me, Lisa Duffy-Korpics. with stories and signings of Tales from a Dog Catcher. Read a review here:

All profits to go to the Valley Central Scholarship Council to directly help our community children make the dream of going to college a reality! To see the entire schedule of events go to this link check out the Book Fair Facebook Page at:

I'll be there on Saturday December 11th at 7 pm. So drop by before or after dinner and come say hi. Hope to see you there.

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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