August 27, 2012 In real life, having a pet is hard work — they're messy, hard to train, and losing them can be heartbreaking. But in literature, as author Julia Stuart writes, animals are delightful. Is there a literary animal that you love? Tell us in the comments.
January 8, 2011 In Maf the Dog, Scottish writer Andrew O'Hagan imagines the life of Marilyn Monroe from the perspective of her white Maltese, and the results are odd and dazzling.
June 18, 2007 Fresh Air's book critic suggests the aptly titled 'Summer Reading,' by Hilma Wolitzer; 'Be Near Me,' by Andrew O'Hagan, and the much-lauded 'On Chesil Beach,' by Ian McEwan.
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