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Author Jon Katz describes the evolving relationship between humans and pets in his latest book. He profiles Americans’ increasing reliance on their dogs for emotional support – "Tending to Life, Love, and Family" – as human society becomes increasingly disaffected and disconnected.
- Jon Katz author of six novels and eleven works of nonfiction, he writes columns about dogs and rural life for "Slate" and cohosts an award-winning show, "Dog Talk," on Northeast Public Radio.
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