Seven Great New Books for Dog Lovers

By Lynn Hutchins, Central Library

What are your favorite dog books? Many classics probably come to mind such as Lassie Come-Home, The Call of the Wild, and Marley & Me. The list doesn’t have to stop there. Here are some recent releases recommended for dog lovers.

Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt (fiction) – A legal mystery with humor and dogs about Paterson lawyer Andy Carpenter who discovers that someone left a perfectly healthy French bulldog at the vet’s with instructions to put the dog down.

Biloxi: A Novel by Mary Miller (fiction) - A funny story about a down-on-his-luck guy, Louis, who can’t catch a break until he meets a very good dog named Layla.

Dog is Love by Clive D. L. Wynne (nonfiction) – A great read for anyone who has ever loved a dog and experienced the wonder of being loved back.

A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron (fiction) – The story of one endearing dog's journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Extraordinary Dogs by Liz Stavrinides and John Schlimm (nonfiction) – A beautiful photo book featuring the profiles of over 50 dogs responsible for heroic feats.

Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond by Alexandra Horowitz (nonfiction) – An entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.

Tomorrow: A Novel by Damian Dibben (fiction) – The story of a dog who must travel across centuries in search of the man who granted him immortality.