Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ted Kerasote

Ted Kerasote is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Outside, and the New York Times, among others. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Kerasote's new book is Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs.

Recently I asked him about what he was reading.  His reply:
I recently finished Winter of the World by Ken Follett. As usual, Follett creates memorable characters, many of them as good as the ones Dickens created. He then places them in plots that are not only fraught with tension and drama, but also filled with the agonies and joys of the human condition.

Another book I’ve enjoyed is Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. Whereas as Follett creates his fictional world with simple declarative sentences, McEwan builds his with prose that is rich, complex, and precise. But like Follett, McEwan constantly delves into the murkiness of the human heart and psyche.
Learn more about Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs.

Visit Ted Kerasote's website and follow him on Facebook.

The Page 69 Test: Merle's Door.

The Page 99 Test: Pukka's Promise.

--Marshal Zeringue