Sunday, June 6, 2010

Marley & Me

Marley & Me
by John Grogan [636.752 Gro]

John Grogan and his wife, Jenny, get a labrador retriever to determine if they are ready to start a family. Later they learn why the owner discounted the price. Most labs are calm dogs; Marley breaks the mold. He is hyperactive and afraid of thunder storms--and when Marley becomes afraid, he also becomes destructive, chewing even cement. He eats a delicate gold necklace that John has given Jenny. Marley is kicked out of obedience school, the only dog in his class earning such a distinction. But he also senses Jenny's distress when she suffers a miscarriage, and puts his head in her lap to comfort her. Marley is truly a unique pet (and the book is much better than the movie). -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[Also available in abridged book-on-cd, unabridged book-on-cd, movie adaptation, and Illustrated Edition formats.]

[ official Marley & Me page on the official John Grogan web site ]

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