Tilly would like to share a few of her favourites:
1. Dog by Susan McHugh, from the wonderful Animal Series published by Reaktion Books. (We're slowly, slowly collecting them all.)
2. God's Dog by Hope Ryden. (We won't tell Tilly that the title refers to North American coyotes, not to Springadors like her.)
3. The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change," an absolutely brilliant story by Kij Johnson. The book is The Coyote Road, an anthology of new fiction inspired by traditional Trickster stories, edited by me and Ellen Datlow.
4. Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones, a delightful book which was meant to be here too (if only I could find my copy).
What other dog-related books should be on Tilly's reading list?
"Reading is sometimes thought of as a form of escapism, and it’s a common turn of phrase to speak of getting lost in a book. But a book can also be where one finds oneself; and when a reader is grasped and held by a book, reading does not feel like an escape from life so much as it feels like an urgent, crucial dimension of life itself."
- Rebecca Mead (My Life in Middlemarch)
And here's one that Tilly doesn't recommend. (But I do. Shhh! Don't tell her.)