Sep 11, 2015

Book Beginning: Two Dogs and a Parrot by Joan Chittister

The Friday 56: *Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader. Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. Post it. Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.
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Two Dogs and a Parrot by Joan Chittister, to be released October 13, 2015 by BlueBridge
Genre: nonfiction, stories and reflections
(Book quotes from an uncorrected proof; final copy may differ)

Book beginning, first chapter:
Danny was an unexpected birthday gift from a friend. The small convent, in the small town in which we were teaching at the time, was also "not the kind of place that dogs belonged," I suppose.But the difference was that this time, we were all agreed to give the situation a try. 
And that's where Danny came in.
Danny was a big red Irish setter. To those who know, the very name, Irish setter, rings of action and excitement and an unbounded, and unboundaried, love of life and of people. The problem was that I was not one of the people who knew that... 
Page 57
The woman had been coming to the monastery to see me for several months now. She was a fragile but valiant personality. Nothing much ever changed in her life, but she went on functioning regardless.

Book description:
Joan Chittister, one of our leading inspirational writers, invites us to embrace and celebrate the deep bond between humans and animals. 


Katherine P said...

Interesting! I have heard Irish settlers are really energetic so I can see one not being perfect for a convent!

Sherrie said...

I love reading animal stories, I'll have to check this one out.
Have a great day!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. I'm spotlighting Screwball by Linda Morris this week. Happy reading!

Unknown said...

My sister had an Irish Setter. She never grew up. Just stayed in puppy mode. LOL Such a lovely dog.

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Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I am a day behind because of an emergency visit to the veterinarian clinic with the dog yesterday so your book is a good match with my experience.

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Elizabeth said...

Cute cover....ENJOY the book.

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fredamans said...

I'd read this one. I love animals, and books that are centered around them.
Hope you had a great weekend!

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