On the heels of his bestselling Dragons, Brian Cavenagh is back with another exciting collection of essays about life and love.
This time, the author takes us back to his childhood in rural Georgia, his relationship with his grandmother, his love of literature, and the way we talk about our pets.
In his latest book, The Best of Dr. Cavanaugh, he explores the art and science of writing, as well as his personal journey to finding and creating a new voice.
Brian Cavanach: I wrote this book because I thought it was important to take on the question of what is love and why.
Why do we love each other?
And why do we share our love?
I wrote the book to try to answer these questions and to make some sense of the way people talk about love.
The book is about a relationship in which love is both a matter of fact and a question.
It’s about how we talk to our pets and why we talk so passionately about them.
In the book, Cavanah explores the ways we speak to animals, from the love and respect we give to animals to the way our dogs and cats feel when we talk with them.
He takes us through the writing process and the process of writing poetry.
In doing so, Cavenach helps us understand why some people say they love their pets but others do not.
Cavenaugh is a former teacher of English at the University of Georgia and is a frequent contributor to NPR and to The New York Times Book Review.
His next book, A Song of Myself, is due out in early 2019.
Follow @DrBrianCavanagh on Twitter and visit his website, DrBrianCavach.com.
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