A PRIEST AND HIS DOG by Jean Gautier

A PRIEST AND HIS DOG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book was an unexpected delight to read. It is an exceptionally well-illustrated, true short story of a French priest-theologian and the poodle he rescued from an animal shelter, narrated simply and sensitively by the priest in question. There are charming anecdotes, of course, but the emphasis is upon the companionship and the reciprocal empathy between the priest and his dog, with many speculations set down concerning the nature of animal intelligence, the purpose of animals, possible after life of the animal soul. The book is certain to interest even those who are not particularly fond of animals, since the priest's experience is obviously so genuine and his observations and reactions so devoid of sentimentality, though they stem from deep emotion.

Publisher: Kenedy