Aug 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.
Jan 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.
Jun 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.