The Social Lives of Dogs: The Grace of Canine Company


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Pocket Books
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5.02 X 8.0 X 0.72 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is also the author of The Harmless People, Warrior Herdsmen, and the novels Certain Poor Shepherds, Reindeer Moon, and The Animal Wife.


The Denver Post A lovingly detailed chronicle of canines.
Los Angeles Times She makes the naysayers...seem a vanishing breed....The world opens up before her with no end to interspecies communication, which is her gift.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Author of the Emperor's Embrace, Dogs Never Lie About Love, and When Elephants Weep Nobody inhabits the minds of domestic animals the way Elizabeth Marshall Thomas does. The Social Lives of Dogs is a beautiful sequel to her great tribute to the animal world, The Hidden Life of Dogs. It is just wonderful, brimming with new insights. And it carries her compelling argument in favor of the complexity of the minds of these creatures one step further, convincing me -- and, I am sure, everyone who reads her book with an open heart -- that the animals in our homes are more like family than pets.
Caroline Knapp Author of Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs Masterly at description, equipped with a deep regard for the essential dogness of dogs, and attuned to the tiny things....An affecting read.
The Boston Herald It is reassuring to have our observations articulated by one who inhabits the minds of animals as convincingly as does Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.
The New York Times A continuation of the author's 1993 bestseller, The Hidden Life of Dogs, by an anthropologist who leaps over parochial limits to the proper study of mankind.