Monday, June 8, 2020

Six notable books about appreciating living creatures

Lydia Millet (born December 5, 1968) is an American novelist and conservationist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Guggenheim fellow, among other honors.

Her new novel is A Children's Bible.

At The Week magazine, Millet tagged favorite books about appreciating living creatures, including:
When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy (1995).

The authors, a former psychoanalyst and a science writer, offer an accessible, compelling look at the interiority and individuality of nonhuman creatures, showing them to be capable of anger, grief, altruism, and gratitude.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue