ORT Atlanta Book Club

When:
March 17, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2017-03-17T18:30:00-04:00
2017-03-17T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Diner
North Point 2355 Mansell Rd
Alpharetta
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Fran Keller

The-UnderdogsFrom two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Underdogs tells the story of Karen Shirk, felled at age twenty-four by a neuromuscular disease and facing life as a ventilator-dependent, immobile patient, who was turned down by every service dog agency in the country because she was “too disabled.” Her nurse encouraged her to tone down the suicidal thoughts, find a puppy, and raise her own service dog. Karen did this, and Ben, a German shepherd, dragged her back into life. “How many people are stranded like I was,” she wondered, “who would lead productive lives if only they had a dog?”  Read more here.