A dog walks into a nursing home : lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2013.
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9781594487200 (, 1594487200
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - Subjects  1 available
636.7083 HALPERN

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312 pages, ; 22 cm
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"A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. And little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what virtue is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to. Funny, moving, and profound, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home is the story of how one faithful, charitable, loving, and sometimes prudent mutt--showing great hope, fortitude, and restraint along the way (the occasional begged or stolen treat notwithstanding)--taught a well-meaning woman the true nature and pleasures of the good life. "
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"A layabout mutt does a second act as a therapy dog working with the infirm and the aged, and fetches from that clarifying, life-and-death realm an inspiring sense of the core human virtues - love, fortitude, justice, charity, prudence, restraint, hope, and fun - and how to live them now."".

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Halpern, S. (2013). A dog walks into a nursing home: lessons in the good life from an unlikely teacher . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Halpern, Sue. 2013. A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Halpern, Sue. A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher New York: Riverhead Books, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Halpern, Sue. A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life From an Unlikely Teacher Riverhead Books, 2013.

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