Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gretchen recommends "A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home"

Sue Halpern’s latest nonfiction work recounts how she trained her Labradoodle, Pransky, to be a therapy dog .  The pair begin to visit a local nursing home.  The story unfolds of encounters with the residents—each chapter named after a virtue—where her dog becomes the true teacher.  Sometimes humorous, often reflective, and always honest, Halpern discovers through their visits what truly matters at a time of life when one’s world seems to be shrinking.  Have hankies on hand when you read this.  It’s poignant, touching, and full of life—both canine and human.  Suitable for adults.