August is here, and we find many of our best friends lolling about in the sun with their tongues hanging out.  For the dog lovers among us, here are some selections that might entice YOU to loll about with a canine themed read:

From the non-fiction collection :  The Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

“Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can’t really be held responsible for what they do. But we can.”   Jon Katz recounts a harrowing winter spent on a remote, windswept hillside in upstate New York with a few lifesaving friends, ugly ghosts from the past, and more livestock than any novice should attempt to manage.

From the fiction collection:  The Art of Racing in the Rain   by Garth Stein

Meet Enzo, the unforgettable canine narrator of this bittersweet and transformative story of family, love, loyalty, and hope. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul, and he’s gained a wealth of knowledge from hours spent in front of the TV.

Classic old school horror thriller!  Because all dog books can’t be tearjerkers…

A Dog’s Purpose by Bruce Cameron… because some dog books MUST be tear-jerkers.

And for a good laugh:  Dog On It by Spencer Quinn The debut of a hilarious, hard-hitting crime-fighting duo – Bernie, a private investigator, and Chet, an almost-trained police dog.

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