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The Resource Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty

Label
Dog years : a memoir
Title
Dog years
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Doty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When poet 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 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. This is 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. 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.--From publisher description
Awards note
Israel Fishman-Stonewall Book Award for nonfiction, 2008.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doty, Mark
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doty, Mark
  • Poets, American
  • Gays
  • Golden retriever
  • Pets
  • AIDS (Disease)
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entr'acte: On sentimentality -- Entr'acte: On being a fool -- Entr'acte: The photographed dog -- Entr'acte: Smell of rain in the field -- Entr'acte: Dogs and their names -- Entr'acte: Graveside -- Entr'acte: Ethical fable -- Entr'acte: Ordinary happiness -- Entr'acte: Old photo -- Entr'acte: Zero point -- Entr'acte: Questions about time -- Entr'acte: Serotonin -- Entr'acte: A show -- Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden -- Entr'acte: Second wind -- Envoi: Toy wolf -- About the author -- About the book -- Read on
Control code
1170509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition
Extent
x, 215, 28 pages
Isbn
9780061171017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1170509
  • (OCoLC)156818228
Label
Dog years : a memoir, Mark Doty
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entr'acte: On sentimentality -- Entr'acte: On being a fool -- Entr'acte: The photographed dog -- Entr'acte: Smell of rain in the field -- Entr'acte: Dogs and their names -- Entr'acte: Graveside -- Entr'acte: Ethical fable -- Entr'acte: Ordinary happiness -- Entr'acte: Old photo -- Entr'acte: Zero point -- Entr'acte: Questions about time -- Entr'acte: Serotonin -- Entr'acte: A show -- Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden -- Entr'acte: Second wind -- Envoi: Toy wolf -- About the author -- About the book -- Read on
Control code
1170509
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition
Extent
x, 215, 28 pages
Isbn
9780061171017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1170509
  • (OCoLC)156818228

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