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Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
“According to Chandler, Los Angeles in 1940 was a very down and out town. Searching for a missing woman, Philip Marlowe strolls through a segregated city deflecting gangsters, drunks, and exhausted cops. This is a great portrait of depression-era LA where the drinks are rye, everyone wears cheap suits, and everything is covered in sweat.” You can find copies of Farewell, My Lovely on our shelves and via bookpeople.com.
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
“Many people will try to tell you that the only way to train a dog is to establish yourself as alpha. I was drawn to this book because it suggests instead that we focus on the bedrock of all healthy relationships: Communication. This is an utterly fascinating account of the salient differences between primates and canids and how we can use this knowledge…
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