Stanley and Sophie

Stanley and Sophie

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Now in paperback, a wise and moving book about two border terriers and the woman who lost her heart to them.

"If Stanley had been a tad less overbearing and Sophie a tad more submissive, everything would have been fine rather than a roller-coaster of high drama and hurt feelings. The dynamic--part gender, part sibling--was familiar: I'd lived it. How did it come about that I was spending my days adjudicat- ing between two dogs who were acting out the story of my life?"
 
Award-winning  author  Kate  Jennings  is a  fiercely  intelligent  writer,  an  astute observer  of  people  and  her  surround- ings,  an  irascible  Australian  with  no  time  for indulgent New Yorkers and their pampered pets, and a recent widow not yet ready to face her grief. 

Then she meets Stanley, "a tense bundle of muscle and sinew that stood seventeen inches high," and her unexpected love affair began. Swept off her feet and surprised by the depth of her love, Jennings's life is sud- denly overtaken by two border terriers: Stanley, and then a few years later, Sophie. First and foremost, Stanley & Sophie is a book about animals, understanding them, doing the best by them. But it is also a book about the way two rival- rous, demanding, idiosyncratic, exhilarating dogs gave Jennings
daily purpose and showed her the way to her own heart.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009, ©2008
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781416560302
1416560300
Branch Call Number: 636.755 Je
Characteristics: 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Stanley & Sophie

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Never really a dog person (she initially dismisses them as "handbags with a heartbeat"), the author changes her mind after falling in love with Stanley's "prickly, prideful, independent" spirit. (from summary)


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