Books by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

DREAMING OF LIONS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A candid and humane memoir of a fascinating life."
A novelist and bestselling nonfiction writer's account of her life and how she became a respected observer of the natural world. Read full book review >
CERTAIN POOR SHEPHERDS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An affecting, well-spun tale that will especially resonate with animal lovers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A tale of friendship between a dog and a goat interweaves Nativity mythology and scientific animal facts. Read full book review >
CERTAIN POOR SHEPHERDS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Hosanna in excelsis!"
Certain Poor Shepherds ($15.00; Nov. 1996; 128 pp.; 0-684-83313- 1): An instant classic, quite likely the best Christmas book of the season, by the anthropologist author of The Hidden Life of Dogs (1993), etc. This one is even more convincing as to the inner lives of animals. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A thoroughly engaging and deeply insightful study of the cat world. (Line drawings) (First serial to Atlantic Monthly Magazine; author tour)"
Following on the paws of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs (1993), anthropologist/novelist Thomas now focuses her keen sense of observation on felines. Read full book review >
THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1993

"A four-woof salute to Thomas and a vigorous tail-wag to boot. (Drawings—not seen)"
An astonishing work of ethology that asks—and answers clearly—a question about dogs that's so simple that, apparently, no one has ever tackled it before: ``What do dogs want?'' Thomas—a trained scientist and novelist who brings her storytelling skills (The Animal Wife, 1990, etc.) fully to bear in this beautifully written study—explains that, years ago, she realized that ``despite a vast array of publications on dogs, virtually nobody...had ever bothered to ask what dogs do when left to themselves.'' And so she set out to ask just that, first by unobtrusively bicycling along with a two-year-old husky, Misha, as the dog went about its daily roamings in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, area. Read full book review >