Dog Years - Mark Doty

Dog Years

By Mark Doty

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 14 Ratings

Description

Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Mark Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails.

Dog Years is a remarkable work: a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about life, love, and loss. Mark Doty writes about the heart-wrenching vulnerability of dogs, the positive energy and joy they bring, and the gift they bear us of unconditional love. A book unlike any other, Mark Doty's surprising meditation is radiantly unsentimental yet profoundly affecting. Beautifully written, Dog Years is a classic in the making.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By D.j.dap
    Absolutely amazing. I met this author and he's one of the most inspiring people I've ever met. By far the best book that I've ever read. Thanks Mark, you've changed my life with your beautiful words. I strongly recommend if your going through a loss in your family. Thanks again Mr. Doty.

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