Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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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