Lynne Cox

Most known for a number of books of humans aswim, including Swimming to Antarctica, Swimming in the Sink, Open Water Swimming Manual, and South with the Sun, Lynne Cox once might have been able to swim virtually to our doorstep - the many years we were a block off of Elliott Bay. We will arrive by more landed means this evening to talk about her wonderful newest book, Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog (Knopf).

“A celebrated long-distance open-water swimmer recounts the amazing water-rescue canines at an Italian training school. When Cox—a dog lover —happened across a video of a Newfoundland fearlessly leaping from a rescue helicopter into a lake to save a drowning man, she was intrigued. Most canines ‘are terrified of loud noises,’ and the large, shambling Newfoundlands she had known had never struck her as especially agile. Noting that the dog was part of the Sculoa Italiana Cani Salvataggio, the Italian School of Rescue Dogs, Cox decided to investigate … Engagingly told in simple yet eloquent language, this unique story about the human-canine bond—and, in particular, one woman’s belief in an apparently difficult but ultimately exceptional dog—is a treat for animal lovers of all ages. A heartwarming delight.” - Kirkus Reviews.

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Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog By Lynne Cox Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593319376
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2022

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 7:00pm
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