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A dog walks into a nursing homeA Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher is about how and why author Sue Halpern and her beloved pooch, Pransky, trained to be a therapy dog team, and what remarkable lessons they learned from the experience.

Proceeds go to the HPHRC Activities Fund. Call 802-385-3662 to order your copy.

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Halpern, who was a Rhodes Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of five previous books, all critically acclaimed, on subjects ranging form butterflies to privacy. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The New Yorker, Parade, Rolling Stone, and Glamour, among other publications. She lives with her husband, the writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben, in Ripton.

Accolades for A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home:

"A book about a dog that is ultimately a book about humanity... a beautiful, honest, joyful accounting of what matters."
-Terry Tempest Williams

"This is a gem of a book, a beautiful, wise, and big-hearted story about companionship and the true nature of virtue."
-Diane Ackerman

"Halpern quite brilliantly balances true erudition - scholarly theology & philosophy - atop her own, sizable heart. She sprinkles it with a fine dusting of wry humor and the result, like a good dog's love, is priceless."
-Becky (VBS)



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