Join novelist, David Kirkpatrick, at the Learned Owl, Saturday, October 20, from 11-1. His book is called, the dog. Mr. Kirkpatrick is a Hudson High School graduate, and notably, the former President of Paramount Pictures and the former Production President of Walt Disney Pictures. He is the co-founder of the MIT Center for Future Storytelling.
To help her son grow strong, a mother finds a rescue dog to be her thirteen-year-old boy's companion. Set in a small New England town during the post-war years of WWII, the dog is more than a story of a boy and his best friend. It is a celebration of the love every dog brings into a family as he transforms a house into a home. Like all dogs, Shadow is filled with miracles. In the tradition of The Yearling, and Born Free, the dog carries an epic punch. Funny, insightful, and heart-wrenching, the dog has overwhelmed readers with the transformational beauty of its heartbreaking conclusion.