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Last Updated: July 25, 2023

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Lily and the Octopus
by Steven Rowley

Teddy, living in L.A. and unhappily single can communicate with the octopus on his dachshund Lily’s head- which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for her lethal cranial tumor. As Lily’s condition worsens, Teddy faces off with the octopus, engaging in a battle that takes on epic proportions.

Love, Clancy by W. Bruce Cameron

Love, Clancy: Diary of a Good Dog
by W. Bruce Cameron

You’ve probably never met someone like Clancy. He’s keeping a diary, he’s falling in love, there are rivals for his affections, he lives with his best friend and his worst enemy – even taken together, these factors are maybe not that unusual, except that Clancy is a dog. His point of view is therefore perhaps…different.

What a Dog Knows by Susan Wilson

What a Dog Knows
by Susan Wilson

Ruby Heartwood is a traveling psychic always on the move; she needs no one and no one needs her. Until one night during a thunderstorm, when she’s in her van, she hears a voice say “let me in” and in jumps a lost little dog. It turns out, Ruby can hear dogs’ thoughts.

Biloxi by Mary Miller

by Mary Miller

63-year-old Louis McDonald Jr.’s wife of 37 years has left him, his father has passed, and he’s impulsively retired. Living in Biloxi, Mississippi, he watches TV, drinks beer, and avoids his ex-wife and daughter. One day, he meets Layla, a free, overweight mixed-breed dog, and he unexpectedly takes her. He finds himself newly invigorated.

Timbuktu by Paul Auster

by Paul Auster

Mr. Bones, the canine sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant yet troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn, accompanies him to Baltimore, Maryland, in search of Willy’s high school teacher, Bea Swanson.