The Dog Who Spoke with Gods by Diane Jessup

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When Elizabeth, a young pre-med. student happens upon Damien, a dog being used in laboratory research on her campus, she has no way of knowing how drastically her life- and her beliefs- will be changed. Without meaning to, she slowly becomes drawn into the dog's fate and is soon torn between the lo9ve and respect she has come to feel for Damien and the sense of loyalty and obligation she feels for the medical profession as well as her father and grandfather, both cardiac surgeons.

With an uncanny ability to write convincingly about life from the point of view of a canine, Diane Jessup tells an extraordinary story of friendship and loyalty. Few writers have ever shown the world of man's closest friend as clearly and movingly. For anyone who has ever loved a dog this is a must read.
 

About Diane Jessup

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Diane Jessup is the author of The Working Pit Bull and Colby's Book of the American Pit Bull Terrier. She lives in Olympia, Washington with her canine family.
 
Published April 22, 2014 by St. Martin's Press. 387 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The author of several books on dog behavior offers her first novel: a sharp indictment against the use of dogs in animal research.

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Elizabeth Fletcher, a soon-to-be medical student from a long line of heart surgeon researchers, has never had a pet, nor ever thought of dogs as anything but tools for human use, but she takes a job on campus as an animal handler and so meets a pit bull whom she later names Damien.

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