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...a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. --Groucho Marx
Celebrate our furry and feathery friends with these books.

 

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

In the hugely popular New York Times bestseller, Dogs Never Lie About Love, provocative psychoanalyst Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson brilliantly navigated the inner landscape of “man’s best friend.” Now he...


Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way we Live

by Allen M. Dvm Ms Schoen

Treating animals just as any healer would treat human beings, Allen Schoen has become one of America’s most celebrated veterinarians. Kindred Spirits shares the transformative power of his remarkable methods,...


My Therapist's Dog: Lessons in Unconditional Love

by Diana Wells

Diana Wells's intriguing exploration into the rewards of relationships--both the canine and human varieties--begins when she reluctantly starts seeing a psychologist, Beth, during a difficult time in her life....


What Wendell Wants: or, How to Tell If You're Obsessed with Your Dog

by Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee covered her first year of marriage in the painfully real and funny book I Do. I Did. Now What?! Now it's time for her to write about the real love of her life: Wendell. Her dog.

*Do you talk about your...


The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

by Sy Montgomery

“Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am.”

–from The Good Good Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on...


Good Dog. Stay.

by Anna Quindlen

“The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her...


A Dog About Town

by J.F. Englert

Harry is a man still mourning the loss of his beloved girlfriend, Imogen, who left him suddenly without a word. He’s also the owner of a plump, poetry-loving Lab, Randolph. Like most Manhattan dogs, Randolph...


The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s groundbreaking bestseller, When Elephants Weep, was the first book since Darwin’s time to explore emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he...


Woof!

by Lee Montgomery

In the tradition of Marley and Me, an anthology of essays about the world's oldest friendship. In the introduction to this canine-themed anthology, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas writes that few books truly capture...


Walking Ollie: Or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog

by Stephen Foster

Britain?s answer to Marley and Me?the hilarious and heartwarming international bestseller about learning to live with a troublesome dog.

Like many first-time pet owners, London-based novelist Stephen Foster...


The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog

by Nancy Ellis-Bell

The last thing Nancy Ellis-Bell expected to descend on her life was a neglected, too-tall, smart-mouthed, one-legged, blue-and-gold rescue macaw named Peg Leg. And yet, it made perfect sense. A lifelong animal...


The Devious Book for Cats: A Parody

by Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls & Anita Serwacki

Cats have nine lives. Shouldn’t they be lived to the fullest?

“Domesticated” does not mean “docile.” The ho-hum routine of sleep, eat, eat, and sleep is no way for any creature who ruled Egypt for a...


Woof!: Writers on Dogs

by Lee Montgomery

As the popularity of Marley & Me attests, people love their dogs?and everyone else?s too. For all the time spent on grooming, petting, and other care?it?s as if owning a dog is a religion unto itself. Woof!...


It's a Cat's World . . . You Just Live in It: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Furry Feline

by Justine Dr Lee

Finally, the truth about cats is out of the bag!

If cat lovers are from Venus, then cats hail from another planet altogether.

Mischievous and aloof one moment, affectionate the next, the cat is a confounding...


It's a Dog's Life...but It's Your Carpet: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Four-Legged Friend

by Justine Dr Lee

Why does my dog lick his balls?

Admit it; you’ve always wanted to know. Well, finally there’s a professional out there who’s not too embarrassed to answer–bone-fide veterinarian, critical-care specialist,...


Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

by Vicky Myron & Bret Witter

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous...


Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

by Nick Trout

It’s 2:47 a.m. when Dr. Nick Trout takes the phone call that starts another hectic day at the Angell Animal Medical Center. Sage, a ten-year old German shepherd, will die without emergency surgery for a serious...


The Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody

by Joe Garden & Janet Ginsburg

A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD PARODY: AN lLLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR--AND BY--DOGS, UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF DOGHOOD AND TEACHING THEM HOW TO DO THE VERY ACTIVITIES THAT HUMAN SOCIETY SAYS ARE WRONG.

The Dangerous Book for Dogs...


First Dogs: American Presidents and Their Best Friends

by Brooke Janis & Roy Rowan

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," Harry Truman once said. Perhaps that's why, for much of our Republic's history, there have been two top dogs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue-one with two legs, one...


Cat on the Edge

Joe Grey, Feline Detective #1

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

It's been quite a week for Joe Grey. First the large, powerfulfeline discovers that, through some strange, inexplicable phenomenon, he now has the ability to understand human language. Then he discovers he can...


Puppy Chow Is Better Than Prozac: The True Story of a Man and the Dog Who Saved His Life

by Bruce Goldstein

Meet Bruce Goldstein: unemployed and recently dumped, this twenty-something New Yorker had fallen into such a deep depression he needed to call his mother just to get out of bed in the morning. In the downward...


Cat People

by Michael Korda & Margaret Korda

With characteristic wit, self–effacing charm and sheer, exuberant love of a good cat story, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda and his wife Margaret Korda recount their lives as "cat people,"...


Marley & Me

by John Grogan

The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.

Now with photos and new material


The Catswold Portal

by Shirley Rousseau Murphy

A striking new reissue of an epic fantasy by popular Harper author Shirley Rousseau Murphy, featuring a princess's dangerous quest to reclaim her throne...and, of course, cats!

There is a door in an artist's...


Sleeping with Cats

by Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy, a writer who is highly praised as both a poet and a novelist, turns her gaze inward as she shares her thoughts on life and explores her development as a woman and writer. She pays tribute to the...


Simon's Cat

Simon's Cat #1

by Simon Tofield

Simon Tofield's animations have taken YouTube by storm. Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. SIMON'S CAT depicts and exaggerates...


The Philosopher's Dog: Friendships with Animals

by Raimond Gaita

The philosopher Raimond Gaita has always been fascinated by animals– their obvious intelligence and disturbing brutality, their uncanny responsiveness to our moods and needs, the deep feelings they elicit...


A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond Between Two Friends and a Lion

by Anthony Bourke, John Rendall & George Adamson

In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they...


When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson & Susan Mccarthy

This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall.

The popularity of When Elephants Weep...


Emily Carr and Her Dogs: Flirt, Punk, and Loo

by Emily Carr

This delightful book combines 25 stories about dogs with 16 playful drawings by famous Canadian writer, artist, and animal lover Emily Carr. She tells of her joys and tribulations raising Old English sheepdogs,...


Dogged Pursuit: How a Rescue Dog Rescued Me

by Robert Rodi

Read Robert Rodi's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"A charming, hilarious look at a little-documented world." -- People

In dog years, Robert Rodi is 350. Age, however, couldn't possibly have prepared him for his...


For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

by Patricia Phd Mcconnell

Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia...


The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

by Patricia Phd Mcconnell

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with...


Woman's Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives

by Megan McMorris & Pam Houston

They may be known as man's best friend, but as the writers in this poignant, funny, and dramatic collection know, there's no gender divide when it comes to canines. Whether walking down the street, gathering...


Fetching Dylan: A True Tale of Canine Domestication in Leaps and Bounds

by Stephen Foster

Skittish man meets skittish dog- again-in the hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the acclaimed Walking Ollie.

Just when he thought it was safe to walk in the park again, novelist and reluctant dog owner Stephen...


The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

A groundbreaking and inspiring exploration of the unique relationship between dogs and humans, from the bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has long been interested in the...


CLEO

by Helen Brown

"We're just going to look." Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons, Sam and Rob, to visit a friend's new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge...


I (Love) My Cat!

by Editors of Woman's Day

More than half of America's pet owners consider their pet as much a part of their family as any other member and it's a fact that caring for animals improves our emotional and physical health. This cat and kitten...


Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives

by Barbara Holland

What is really going on behind thoseluminous feline eyes?

Affectionate yet aloof, intelligentand inquisitive yet dangerouslycareless, the more-or-lessdomesticated house catintrigues us as no other animal can.Now...


Winging It: A Memoir of Caring for a Vengeful Parrot Who's Det

by Jenny Gardiner

A gift from an overseas relative, Graycie, an African Gray parrot, arrives in the Gardiner home not long after the birth of their first child, adding the responsibilities of parrot-hood to their newfound parenthood....


Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderou

by Sy Montgomery

Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she’s a rock star. In...


Living Proof

by Janet Hayward

A collection of true stories from around the world, LIVING PROOF showcases cats and kittens with a range of histories who have survived sometimes near-fatal, but always remarkable adventures, to enjoy a happy...


Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog

by Stanley Coren

"For Christmas the woman who would become my wife bought me a dog—a little terrier. The next year her Christmas gift to me was a shotgun. Most of the people in my family believe that those two gifts were not...


A Man for All Species: The Remarkable Adventures of an Animal Lover and Expert Pet Keeper

by Marc Morrone, Nancy Ellis-Bell & Martha Stewart

Before Martha Stewart named him her “pet keeper,” and before millions of people turned to him for advice, Marc Morrone had a simple dream: to learn everything he possibly could about every kind of animal...


Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets

by Nick Trout

“The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, startling, and inspirational, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.” —Dr....


Catwatching

by Desmond Morris

This book, the first in the popular Watching series, explains everything from why cats purr to why we say it's raining cats and dogs. 26 black-and-white photographs.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions

by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter

Vicki Myron follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller Dewey with stories of cats who inspire their owners- includes two brand-new Dewey stories!

Dewey is back with more heartwarming moments and life lessons...


Following Atticus

by Tom Ryan

After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch,...


Dirty Bow Wow

by Jeffrey Katz

A winsome collection of 50 full-color, all-breed canine portraits, each posed with a favorite play toy and accompanied by an affectionate anecdote.

Dirty Wow Wow was ranked #3 on Entertainment Weekly's "Ten...


My Lucky Dog

by Mellon Tytell

Hunter, my majestic eighty-six-pound mutt, was the love of my life for thirteen years. I was addicted to looking at him—every twitch of his ear was fascinating to me. I've taken thousands of photographs of...


Show Dog: The Charmed Life and Trying Times of a Near-Perfect Purebred

by Josh Dean

Every weekend, for nearly fifty weeks each year, tens of thousands of Americans pack up their SUVs and minivans with crates and dryers and treats and shampoos and hairsprays and plush toys and fan out for some...


Sounds from The Great Animal Orchestra (Enhanced): Earth

by Bernie Krause

Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. Searching far beyond our modern world's honking...


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