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Now joining Everymans Librarythe most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the worlds greatest worksis an appealing new collection in a small Pocket Classics format, perfect for gift giving and reading pleasure.
Dog Stories rounds up a pack of vivid and colorful stories about mans best friend by a wide range of great writers, from Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov to Patricia Highsmith and Jonathan Lethem.
The richly drawn and unforgettable canines gathered here include Rudyard Kiplings heroically faithful Garm, Bret Hartes irrepressible scoundrel of a Yellow Dog, and the aggressively affectionate three-legged pit bull Ava, who lives in an apartment building for dogs in Jonathan Lethems Avas Apartment. Here are stories that touchingly illuminate the dogs role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolffs Her Dog, in which a widower shares his grief for his wife with her grieving pet. Here, too, are humorous glimpses of the canine point of view, from O. Henrys tale of a dissatisfied lapdogs escape to P. G. Wodehouses cheerfully nave watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along. These writers and othersRay Bradbury, Doris Lessing, Thomas McGuane, Rick Bass, James Salter, and Penelope Lively among themoffer imaginative, lyrical, and empathetic portraits of humanitys most devoted companion.