• The cover of the book Travels with Charley in Search of America

    Travels with Charley in Search of America

    Consider this travel history the closest thing we’ll get to a memoir or autobiography from John Steinbeck. In this nonfiction account, he travels all over America in the early 1960s. He visits nearly forty states and has his standard poodle Charley along with him for the entire ride. While it mainly gives a portrait of the nation and one of our most beloved writers during years of great upheaval in the United States, it also shows the nature of true, unadulterated companionship.

  • The cover of the book Dog Medicine

    Dog Medicine

    Calling adopted dogs and cats rescue animals is true in more ways than one. Not only do we rescue them from the shelter system, but they rescue us right back. Julie Barton’s heart-wrenching memoir of how adopting her golden retriever, Bunker, helped her break through her depression illustrates this beautifully.