It’s summertime—and the reading’s easy
A poetic tribute to Cape writer’s ‘best friend’
In Dog Songs (2013), writer Mary Oliver shares original poetry about the great love shared between humans and dogs. A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Oliver writes of the beauty of the unleashed dog and the ways dogs take over our hearts and become part of our daily lives. Dog-lovers will appreciate how Oliver’s simple prose truly captures a life warmed by golden retrievers, West Highland White Terriers, boxers, and mutts.
A Provincetown resident since the 1960s, Oliver draws on the relationships she has experienced with her beloved dogs Benjamin, Ricky, and Percy over the years, creating a portrait of a loving and powerful bond. The book includes one essay and 35 easy-to-read poems making it perfect for a day of sun and reflection on the sandy shores of the Cape. Hardcover, 121 pages.
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