Read The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril by Laura Schenone Free Online
Book Title: The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril|
The author of the book: Laura Schenone
Edition: HighBridge Audio
Date of issue: August 22nd 2017
ISBN 13: 9781681687063
Loaded: 2933 times
Reader ratings: 7.9
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 782 KB
City - Country: No data
Read full description of the books:
Greyhounds, streaks of lightning, were bred to be the fastest dogs on earth. Yet for decades tens of thousands were destroyed, abandoned, and abused each year when they couldn't run fast enough. Scrappy Marion Fitzgibbon, whose empathy for animals made her relentless, became obsessed with saving these dogs-despite the overwhelming power of dog-racing proponents-when she became head of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Along with an American greyhound rescuer, a foxhunter's wife, a British Lady, and a powerful German animal advocate, she fights to create a sanctuary-and a paradise-where animals heal and thrive. Their pioneering work is part of a global movement to close racetracks, including Massachusetts's Wonderland, and find homes for these gentle but misunderstood dogs.
Download The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril ERUB
Download The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril DOC
Download The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril TXT
Read information about the authorWhat can I tell you about me? I was born and raised in New Jersey. My dad worked in the family plumbing business, and my mom took claims at the local unemployment office, then worked her way up in corporate America. The Sisters of Charity educated me, and some were in fact charitable. At home I had two younger sisters and two Doberman Pincers, beloved sweet girls, all.
I decided to become a writer when I was twelve. A poet, I thought, or perhaps a novelist, or journalist. I wasn’t sure. After college, I freelanced for national and regional magazines and newspapers. I eventually began writing nonfiction books because real life is so unbelievable, and I have a lot of questions.
I am a James Beard Book Award winning book author of three books of nonfiction published by W.W. Norton & Co.
The Dogs of Avalon: The Race To Save Animals in Peril is my latest and I am very happy to have it out in the world. I was known as a food writer. Writing about animals has been a fascinating new journey.
It came about when, perhaps symbolically, I was selling a vintage stove. The woman who came to buy it told me she brought over greyhounds from Ireland who needed homes. We became friends and eventually, she and my husband convinced me to adopt an Irish sight hound named Lily for my animal-loving oldest son.
Through Lily, I met Marion Fitzgibbon in Ireland and many animal rescue people around the world. For the most part, I thought they were out of their minds. And yet, I was fascinated by their passion and sense of justice for those who cannot speak for themselves. The world is radically changing its views of animals. Who were these people who were leading the way?
Kirkus has called The Dogs of Avalon “an engrossing account of greyhounds, their owners, and their champions.” The Bark has said it “merits high praise and appreciation.” Library Journal writes that “Schenone’s lovely prose captivates” and “. . . in Fitzgibbon, readers have a true animal champion.” The book has received blurbs from scientists and writers Marc Bekoff, Greogory Bern, Frans De Waal, Christina Baker Kline, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, and Dale Russakoff.
My first book was A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances (2003), which won a James Beard award.
I also wrote memoir about my quest to find a long lost family recipe--The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken (2007). The time I spent exploring Genoa and learning from pasta makers there was a joy beyond measure.
I live with my family in New Jersey, where I love to read, grow vegetables in my front yard, walk Lily, and spend time with my family and friends.
Reviews of the The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril
Add a comment
Download EBOOK The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril by Laura Schenone Online free