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Book Giveaway: The Dogs of Brooklyn


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Dogs of Brooklyn is Susie DeFord’s fresh poetic narrative about her colorful life as a dog trainer and walker in Brooklyn, NY.

DogsBrooklyncorrect cover“Susie DeFord’s DOGS OF BROOKLYN is a high-energy homage to a neighborhood, a borough, and a city. It offers a lament for the city’s “becoming like the suburban sprawl we all fled here to escape” while also standing as proof of the city’s vitality, its ongoing possibility for poetry. Full of dicey humor and uncommon open-heartedness for human and non-human animals alike, DOGS OF BROOKLYN celebrates the blessed state of being both one and numerous.” –Maggie Nelson, author

DeFord offers a unique perspective on life with dogs in the city, and critics are taking notice.

“Susie DeFord’s exhilarating Dogs of Brooklyn brims with the energy of the city (and animals) she loves. The writing is vigorous, the perceptions acute, and the feelings infectious. A terrific debut.” –John Koethe, author

Set against an urban backdrop, the book will certainly appeal to city dwellers, and may also find an enthusiastic audience with rural dog lovers who are curious about how ‘the other half’ lives.

“This book is studded with sonnets that thrill with their funk mixed with sophisticated end rhymes. DeFord gives us her streets and people in a roller coaster ride of sense images—dogs, crazies, Laundromat ladies, with a sprinkling of yuppie moms—and seems to be saying we’re all animals in this world, and it’s a glorious and messy street party day and night.” –Barbara Hamby

How to Enter

Today’s 3 giveaway winners will each receive a free copy of The Dogs of Brooklyn by mail. As always, only those in our email list are eligible to enter, and if you’re not subscribed, you can fix that in five second by clicking here. When your first daily digest email arrives, hit reply, type the words “contest entry” in the subject and send (current subscribers can reply to today’s digest). We’ll use to select winners, who will be notified by email. Entries will be accepted through midnight Wednesday: please note that unlike some of our more recent book giveaways, this contest is actually open to readers worldwide.

Good luck!  🙂