This lovely collection of dog essays by women writers will make you nod knowingly, laugh or cry at the inevitable goodbyes.
The contributors include biographer Susan Cheever, science writer Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; All Things Considered commentator Marion Winik, and actress and University of California at San Diego adjunct professor Julia Fulton.
Dog essays: tales of tails
Essayist Caroline Knapp ponders the many people who suggest that her involvement with her dog is a substitute for husband and children. Her essay is part of her marvelous book about people and their dogs, Pack of Two.