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Pets: Our Favorite Relatives in Fiction

Be they furred, feathered, or scaled, they become our closest friends and a source of endless comfort. These books present a variety of ways that our pets enlarge our lives.

Please click on individual titles to check for availability. Want to know more? Ask a librarian.

Book Cover Donovan, Gerard
Julius Winsome
When a beloved dog is found dead, his owner's world spins out of control.
Book Cover Parkhurst, Carol
The Dogs of Babel
In an attempt to solve the mysterious death of his wife, a man attempts to teach the family dog (the only witness) to talk.
Book Cover Shapiro, Jane
The Dangerous Husband
The circle of endangered who come in contact with the dangerous husband include Bianca, an albino frog who lives in a bucket, a cat aptly named Icarus, and a nervous golden retriever named Raleigh.
Book Cover Evanovich, Janet
One For the Money
This is the book that started it all. Besides the coolest inept female bounty hunter ever, you will become instantly attached to Rex, her beleaguered hamster.
Book Cover Cramer, W. Dale
Summer of light : a novel
After a bizarre accident, construction worker Mick Brannigan is forced into the role of stay-at-home dad while his wife Layne returns to a law firm. Mick rises to the occasion which includes the house, the children, and a menagerie of animals, including a goat and a diabolically intelligent dog.
Book Cover Naylor, Clare
The Goddess Rules : a novel
Painting animal portraits for the rich and famous, London artist Kate Disney meets famous actress Mirabelle Moncur, who hires her to paint her favorite pet lion and encourages her to live a more fulfilling life.

Updated: 11/05/07