I've got about two dozen dog books on my desk at the moment (in addition to at least that many on the shelves at home). It seems as if a new one publishes every week, and heads straight for the best-seller list.
National Public Radio recently asked a librarian to recommend dog books, and I was thrilled to see on her list my favorite of all time: John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley. Steinbeck and his canine companion Charley, a standard poodle, travel the country in a camper, taking the pulse of America, circa 1960.
Click here to go to the NPR site, where you can hear/read the story then link to past NPR dog-related pieces.