The Dog Who Came to Stay by Hal Borland
A Memoir

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During a fierce snowstorm, an abandoned and hungry animal howls at the back door of nature writer Hal Borland’s farmhouse, announcing the beginning of a transformational friendship Hal Borland and his wife Barbara have recently moved onto a hundred-acre farm in northwest Connecticut, where both hope to write and live in harmony with nature. From his New England home, Borland travels the country searching for material for his New York Times “outdoor editorials”—but soon nature comes searching for him, in the form of a miserable, half-starved, deeply trusting, black-and-white foxhound mutt that wanders onto the farm during a blizzard. The dog, Pat, becomes a member of the family and teaches Borland that, often, our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with.
 

About Hal Borland

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HAL BORLAND (1900-1978) was the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, most of which draw on his understanding of country life and the natural world. He was perhaps best-known for his nature essays in The New York Times.
 
Published November 29, 2011 by Open Road Media. 192 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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