Close Friends

Peter Jenkins, Author William Morrow & Company $19.95 (319p) ISBN 978-0-688-08527-8
Growing up in aunnec.?/absolutely unnec.gs housing project where pets were not allowed may explain the author's love of animals. Jenkins ( A Walk Across America ), now settled on a Tennessee cattle and horse farm, here offers engaging tales about pets and critters. He recalls that as a youth, he smuggled a sparrow hawk into his bedroom where he trained it; he sent out birth announcements for his first dog, Cooper. Later on, Jenkins goes to Alaska to select a pair of malamuteper web. 3rd. puppies (Grr and Lacy); he hauls cattle from Texas, learns to cope with calving and to ride a Tennessee walkingcap W in text?/hard to know; made it lc.gs horse. Capping his adventures with animals is the delivery of two stallions to Inner Mongolia. Jenkins's many fans will be sorry to learn from this memoir that his marriage failed, but will enjoy his account of farm life. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/01/1989
Release date: 11/01/1989
Hardcover - 347 pages - 978-0-8161-5009-0
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-449-21970-6
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