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Oct 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780307593979
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    Oct 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780307593979

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“Twenty tales of man and devoted beast, from James Thurber’s ‘Josephine Has Her Day,’ in which a persnickety couple come to see their mutt’s overpowering attraction, to Tobias Wolff’s ‘Her Dog,’ Lydia Millet’s ‘Sir Henry’ and Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Garm,’ possibly one of the greatest love stories ever told—about the bond between a soldier and his dog.” –The New York Times

“An entertaining pack of canine-themed short stories ranging from the 19th century to the present day. . . . Editor Tesdell takes pains to avoid the hoariest doggie clichés. . . . A charming assortment of stories that give the species the respect it deserves.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Enjoyable. . . . With some exceptions, the dogs in these stories show human beings to disadvantage.” –Boston Globe

Table Of Contents

O. Henry, “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog”
Jonathan Lethem, “Ava’s Apartment”
Rudyard Kipling, “Garm—A Hostage”
Ray Bradbury, “The Emissary”
P. G. Wodehouse, “The Mixer”
Patricia Highsmith, “There I Was, Stuck with Bubsy”
Mark Twain, “A Dog’s Tale”
James Thurber, “Josephine Has Her Day”
Anton Chekhov, “Kashtanka”
G. K. Chesterton, “The Oracle of a Dog”
Brad Watson, “Seeing Eye”
Tobias Wolff, “Her Dog”
Lydia Millet, “Sir Henry”
Madison Smartt Bell, “Barking Man”
Bret Harte, “A Yellow Dog”
Doris Lessing, “The Story of Two Dogs”
Rick Bass, “The Hermit’s Story”
Thomas McGuane, “Flight”
James Salter, “My Lord You”
Penelope Lively, “Black Dog”

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