Reader's Circle meets at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the Nellie Gary Reading Room at the Defiance Public Library. This group covers a wide variety of reading including non-fiction, classic literature, and recent best sellers.  Join host Marilyn Hite, and the group for insightful discussions about some of today's best literature. Contact Renee at 419-782-1456 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions/details.

Copies of this month's book are available for checkout at the Defiance Public Library Main Desk.

November 15, 2018

A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home

Sue Halpern
A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. And little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what virtue is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to.
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