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Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.)


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Mark Doty's books of poetry and nonfiction prose have been honored with numerous distinctions, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and, in the United Kingdom, the T. S. Eliot Prize. In 2008, he won the National Book Award for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems. He is a professor at the University of Houston, and he lives in New York City.


"Doty delivers a soulful love story which illuminates...the big human mysteries...As intellectually evocative as it is emotionally resonant."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Doty pays loving tribute to two retrievers...DOG YEARS is a warm, thought-provoking discourse."--Entertainment Weekly
"DOG YEARS points out what is...magical about life with animals...A...twinkling landscape of the human heart."--BookPage
"Lyrical and sensitive...Doty poetically expresses what many have felt but few can articulate."--USA Today
"No human has ever loved his animals as Mark Doty has...Doty possesses a particular brilliance...[A] stirring chronicle of love."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Tender and amusing...Doty brilliantly captures the qualities that make dogs endearing."--The New Yorker
"A dazzling, tactile grasp of the world... both arresting and touching."--New York Times Book Review
"A tender reflection on love and loss, this is MARLEY & ME for the cerebral."--People
"Potent and expressive...The weight of Doty's adoration for his pets is expressed with...eloquence throughout."--San Francisco Chronicle
"This is Doty at his best....Doty does in fact make the unsayable sayable, bringing the ungraspable within our reach."--Los Angeles Times

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