Julie Barton will join us to discuss her new book, Dog Medicine, which captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds. Bookshop will be partnering with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter for this event, who will be bringing special four-legged guests!
“Anyone who has ever opened their heart and asked an animal to teach them how to live—and there are so many of us—will be deeply moved by the story of Julie Barton and her soulmate Bunker. In this honest, gloriously unselfconscious and compelling memoir, she does great honor, not only to her dog, but to the miracles made possible when logic, and even language, is not allowed to stand in the way of love.”— Pam Houston, author of Sight Hound and Contents May Have Shifted.
"An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life. Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” — Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild