6 Books Pet Owners Will Love

Even though we don’t need a reason to hug our beloved pet companions, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate them! Share the joy, love, and inspiration that pets bring, by reading one (or all!) of these heartwarming stories.

Dewey's Nine Lives
Author: Vicki Myron
Read By: Andrea Gallo

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World was a blockbuster bestseller, and now Dewey is back. This book offers nine funny, inspiring, heartwarming stories about cats—all told from the perspective of “Dewey’s Mom,” librarian Vicki Myron.
Listen to an excerpt DEWEY’S NINE LIVES

Dog Medicine
Author: Julie Barton
Read By: Julie Barton

An honest, deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life.
Listen to an excerpt DOG MEDICINE

Homer's Odyssey
Author: Gwen Cooper
Read By: Renée Raudman

The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. From Homer, Gwen learned never to accept limits, in life or in love.
Listen to an excerpt HOMER’S ODYSSEY

A Lion Called Christian

In 2008 an extraordinary two-minute film clip appeared on YouTube and immediately became an international phenomenon. It captures the moving reunion of two young men and their pet lion, Christian, one year after they had left him in Africa with Born Free’s George Adamson to introduce Christian into his rightful home in the wild. This book is their inspiring story.
Listen to an excerpt A LION CALLED CHRISTIAN

Love Is the Best Medicine

A touching and heartfelt memoir from Dr. Nick Trout about the two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate, and love.
Listen to an excerpt LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE

The Penguin Lessons
Author: Tom Michell
Read By: Bill Nighy

In 1975, twenty-three-year-old Englishman Tom Michell followed his wanderlust to Argentina, where he became assistant master at a prestigious boarding school. On a weekend trip in Uruguay, he rescued a penguin covered in oil from an ocean spill and attempted to return it to the sea. The penguin refused to leave its rescuer’s side.
Listen to an excerpt THE PENGUIN LESSONS