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A Quiet Shelter There
     

A Quiet Shelter There

by Gerri Leen (Editor)
 
Come to Istanbul, where determined cats find an unlikely ally to rally the neighborhood before the next earthquake. Spend a day with the first dog. Travel with a man and a polar bear as they outsmart trolls who have overstayed their welcome. Walk with a blind hacker and his seeing-eye miniature horse as they take on a job that may be more than what it seems. Marvel at

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Come to Istanbul, where determined cats find an unlikely ally to rally the neighborhood before the next earthquake. Spend a day with the first dog. Travel with a man and a polar bear as they outsmart trolls who have overstayed their welcome. Walk with a blind hacker and his seeing-eye miniature horse as they take on a job that may be more than what it seems. Marvel at the price paid to make a mute dragon speak. Visit a nursing care facility, where the resident cat does far more than just lounge in the sunshine.

The stories and poems in this book were written by authors and poets dedicated to the cause of homeless animals. A large percentage of the profits will benefit the Friends of Homeless Animals rescue in Virginia, and other shelters/rescues may use it for fundraising as well. By buying this book, you will help a lonely animal find his forever home, a sick animal get well, or a scared animal sleep in a safe place while she learns to trust. Thank you!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/19/2015
Leen has assembled this satisfactory anthology of pet-centric short stories, flash fiction, and poetry in support of the Virginia animal shelter charity Friends of Homeless Animals. Readers will fine a surprisingly wide variety of literary and genre fiction here, ranging from Kevin Lauderdale's unabashedly folkloric "Olaf and Lars" to the pseudo-magical realism in Shauna Roberts's surprising, Hurricane Katrina–inspired "Bosphorus Dreams." Some of the finest stories in the collection contain speculative elements. Standouts "Star Crossing" by A.B. Treadwell and Rachel Towns's "Captain Duck and Lieutenant Biggles" examine the emotional investment on both sides of the pet-owner relationship. "Charlie" by Carla Richards puts a neat spin on a pet owner's bereavement that is sure to dampen the eyes of every reader. Other pieces mine severely over-tilled ground, such as Dana Barnett's cloying "The Beginning of a Wonderful Life" and Christina Lovin's trite "Shadow," but most steer away from cliché. The collection as a whole is hardly groundbreaking, but the gems make it well worth browsing. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780692497104
Publisher:
Hadley Rille Books
Publication date:
09/15/2015
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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