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5 Fur-abulous Fiction Books For the Ultimate Animal-Lover

I am without a doubt a person who loves any and everything animal-related. However, when it comes to sad animal movies, don’t count me in, my heart simply can’t take it. This goes for many people, yet we still sit down to watch it and torture ourselves. So what about the books?


I’ve come across some sad and sweet animal books growing up and just when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore, I always pick up another. How could you not!? There’s a lot more out there than you think, both fiction and non-fiction. So if you’re an animal lover that just can’t get enough of that furry love, these reads are perfect for you:


1. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald


'H is for Hawk'

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This is Macdonald’s own beautiful story about the passing of her father and her journey to cope with the loss. Being an experienced falconer, she decided to train a goshawk, one of the most vicious birds of prey. The bond that followed after is one that could’ve surpassed any skies.


2. Where We Belong by Catherine Ryan Hyde


'Where We Belong'

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Angie, her mother, and her little sister Sophie have never had a steady home. Sophie has autism and constant shrieking is a common action for her. Then, when they family of three moves in with their aunt who lives next door to an old man and his big black Great Dane, everything changes. Sometimes friendships are formed in the most unlikely of places.

3. Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell


'Ring of Bright Water'

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Maxwell comes all the way back home from Iraq to the west coast of Scotland. He raises the smooth-haired otter himself, learning things he’s never known before. When an even more unexpected discovery is made, it reminds us that nothing is a coincidence.


4. A Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam


'A Beautiful Truth'

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A family in Vermont, a research facility in Florida, and one chimp who was adopted as a surrogate son. This will move you beyond any words and pages.

5. Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper

'Homer's Odyssey'

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Gwen Cooper had two lovable cats, an under-paying job, and was just left broken-hearted by a partner, the last thing she needed was another cat. Or so she thought. When she got a call from a local vet about a kitten born abandoned because he had no eyes, she finds herself saying ‘yes’ to a new feline friend. This will hit a soft spot for you.


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