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May 04, 2010
| ISBN 9780812977738
Aug 18, 2009
| ISBN 9780345515360
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May 04, 2010 | ISBN 9780812977738
Aug 18, 2009 | ISBN 9780345515360
Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers—Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas—and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose’s brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat’s keen mousing instincts, or Izzy’s canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. Soul of a Dog will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals—and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our lives.
Jon Katz has written many novels, short stories, works of nonfiction, and books for children. He is also a photographer and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, and the AKC Gazette. Katz has worked for CBS News, The… More about Jon Katz
“A lyrical yet unsentimental memoir about the bond between people and animals.”—Chicago Tribune
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