Book ClubCharleston Doggy Town Book Club many good books, so little time.

But our readers keep us informed of their favorites— and you can find these books right here!

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The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel by Kelly E. Carter

Donna Powell

This excellent resource published by NAT-GEO is a well-organized and up-to-date chronical of US & Canada travel destinations for those of us who do not leave home without them. What makes this guide stand above the rest is its attention to detail, helpful hints and tips, as well as a comprehensive overview of each locale. The concept is to find an vacation experience with all kinds of activities that are available for your entire family to enjoy together. The section on Charleston is very insightful. No more leaving Fluffy behind in a strange hotel room!

‘Until I Say Good-Bye’: Living for love in the face of ALS by Susan Spenser-Wendel

Donna Powell Until I Say Good-Bye” is one woman’s heartbreaking and inspirational account of facing her final days in the wake of an ALS diagnosis with the determination to live her life to the fullest, surrounded by the people she loves most.

The Dog Lover's Guide to Dating: Using Cold Noses to Find Warm Hearts by Deborah Wood

Marcia Livingston Amazon review: " Combining wit, warmth, and wisdom with lots of practical advice, dog trainer Deborah Wood shows you the techniques of dog experts-as well as the secrets of the American Kennel Club!-for finding the right human mate for you. She offers encouragement and inspiration for the romantically challenged dog lover, providing a list of the best and worst date breeds and activities you can do with your dog to meet new friends-and maybe even Mr. or Ms. Right. "
Gong Home by Jon Katz Donna Powell "The horrible process of grieving your beloved pet is handled with compassion and wisdom in this touching book."

The Dogs of Proud Spirit by Melanie Sue Bowles


"..., when the story began,;they had lived close to where we were in Sarasota, Florida near the Myakka River.; They started out with only 5 acres and adopted a horse or two which was the beginning of Proud Spirit, a sanctuary for horses.; Eventually, they decided they needed more room and found a place with 50 acres.; As they acquired more horses, they knew they needed more space.; They also adopted a few dogs and cats.; This book describes the dogs they found, mostly abandoned or rejected by their owners, the personalities of the dogs and their relationships with the dogs.; Eventually, they moved to Arkansas and got a much larger place;of about 350 acres.; At the end of the story they had about 70 horses, 12 dogs and 1 barn cat.; Melanie and her husband are very generous, kind, animal friendly people.; They made room in their home for the dogs and have given them a good life.;... It helps us to understand life's lessons about animals and people.; I have told many other people about it."
Love Like a Dog by Anne Calcagno Alicia Domina "I read this book, Love Like a Dog, that's geared more towards the young adult crowd. Was good but the ending was a bit lacking."
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Linda Perkins "A New York Times Bestseller "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a novel by Garth Stein. This book is a must read for every dog lover! A great book from the dog's perspective. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face as you will definitely see your own dog in these pages."
The Puppy Diaries by Jill Abramson Steve Daniels "Read "The Puppy Diaries" by Jill Abramson- - you'll like it . Frankly, the book itself is nothing special (it's no Marley and Me) but the Epilogue is.; So even if you don't want to read the book, make it a point of reading the epilogue."
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