Mackintosh goes to the mountain! Baja’s peripatetic author at his best.
– Gene Kira, Author of The Baja Catch and King of the Moon.
The book is much like Mackintosh himself — engaging, candid, and impulsive…chapter by chapter, and sometimes line by line, it swings from the poetic to the practical. I loved both his dogs, but even more so his beautifully drawn San Pedro Mártir.
– Jennifer Redmond, Sea of Cortez Review
Funny and full of fascinating information, Graham Mackintosh has beautifully brought to life another area of Baja California.
– Ann O’Neil, Author of Loreto, Baja California: First Mission and Capital of Spanish California.
The Sierra San Pedro Mártir is Baja California's “sky island,” where an ancient forest seems to touch the stars. At last, in Graham Mackintosh, this unique, breathtaking, and alas, endangered place has its bard.
Nearer My Dog To Thee is a both charming and important page-turner of a book. When I put it down, I felt as if I had spent four glorious months in the Sierra San Pedro Mártir myself. And what an adventure it was! Shooting stars, packs of coyotes, a soaring eagle, thunderclaps and crashing trees... I learned about mushrooms and condors, stars and comets and the planet Mars, and best of all, I “met” Pedro, a rescued mutt from Rosarito, and Penny, the cute-as-a-button little coyote-chasing terrier.
This book will delight anyone who loves Baja California, its high sierra, and most of all, dogs. Graham Mackintosh shows us that, indeed, God is dog spelled backwards.
– C.M. Mayo, Author of Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico.
Graham Mackintosh has done it again! With his characteristic humor and sense of wonder still undimmed, this beloved author brings his fans another armchair adventure in Baja California. This time, Mackintosh has substituted depth for breadth, exploring multiple aspects of just one area, the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. His enthusiastic curiosity ranges from world history to natural history, and he writes with verve about everything from surviving thunderstorms to the experience of hearing about 9/11/01 on a small radio in a remote mountain tent. But Mackintosh is at his best writing about relationships, particularly his evolving relationship with his canine companions. His honesty, his maturing spirituality, and his easy way with words all combine to make Nearer My Dog To Thee a wonderful addition to the literature of Baja California.
– Judy Goldstein Botello, Author of The Other Side
From his base camp tucked amongst aspens and pines, Graham Mackintosh focuses his enquiring mind upon this unique woodland and ends up delivering his readers a profound sense of the sacred... Mackintosh's engaging text reminds us that life's truest rewards often reside close at hand, in old growth pines, shared campfires, and cast off dogs.
– Bill Evarts, Author of Torrey Pines: Landscape and Legacy