Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm (Paperback)

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Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers--Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas--and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz looks for an answer. With his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, Katz relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm and finds remarkable kinships at every turn. Whether it is beloved sheepdog Rose's brilliant and methodical herding ability, Mother the cat's keen mousing instincts, or Izzy's canine compassion toward hospice patients, Katz is mesmerized to see in them individual personas and sparks of self-awareness. Soul of a Dog will resonate with anyone who loves dogs, cats, or other animals--and who wonders about the spirits that animate them and the deepening hold they have on our lives.

About the Author

Jon Katz has written eleven books, six novels and five works of nonfiction. A two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, he has written for The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He currently writes about technology, media, and culture for the Web site, and is a contributing editor to public radio's Marketplace and to Bark magazine, and is a member of the Assocication of Pet Dog Trainers. He can be e-mailed at or

Praise For…

“A lyrical yet unsentimental memoir about the bond between people and animals.”
Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812977738
ISBN-10: 0812977734
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 184
Language: English