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The Resource Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Label
Dog years : a memoir
Title
Dog years
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Doty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Mark Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails. Dog Years is a remarkable work: a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about life, love, and loss. Mark Doty writes about the heart-wrenching vulnerability of dogs, the positive energy and joy they bring, and the gift they bear us of unconditional love. A book unlike any other, Mark Doty's surprising meditation is radiantly unsentimental yet profoundly affecting. Beautifully written, Dog Years is a classic in the making
Summary
Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When poet Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails
Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, 2008.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
183876
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doty, Mark
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doty, Mark
  • Poets, American
  • Pets
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Golden retriever
Target audience
adult
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780061171000
Lccn
2006046491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm69792686
  • OCoLC
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780061171000
Lccn
2006046491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocm69792686
  • OCoLC

Library Locations

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      120 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge, LA, 70802, US
      30.446665 -91.187910
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