Ever by My Side

Ever by My Side

A Memoir in Eight Pets

Large Print - 2011
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A veterinarian shares nostalgic stories about the pets who have shared his life and the many lessons they have imparted about family, friendship, and loyalty.

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Bestselling author Nick Trout has captivated readers with books that take us behind the scenes into the heartwarming - and sometimes heartrending - world of veterinary medicine. Now, in a perfect follow-up to his first two books, he turns his lens inwardand offers a funny, moving, and thoughtful memoir about the pets he's had throughout his life and how they have shaped him into the son, father, husband, and doctor he is today.
The veterinarian author of Tell Me Where It Hurts shares whimsical and nostalgic stories about the pets who have shared his life and the many lessons they imparted about family, friendship and loyalty. (biography & autobiography).

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2011
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410436184
1410436187
Characteristics: 477 p. -- ; cm

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beachcat2
Apr 04, 2013

I really liked this book. Just so you know, it involves mainly dogs as pets, only one cat. I felt sad that he ended up living so far away from his parents. It seemed like something he regretted later on in his life.

BPLNextBestAdults Jul 04, 2011

After writing two books on his life’s work with animals, veterinarian Nick Trout has written a memoir about his life. He tells the story of his childhood, growing up in England and the path that he follows to his career and family life in the United States. Each part of his life is beautifully defined by the pet that he had at the time. His love of animals began at an early age and his experiences with them led him into the world of veterinarian medicine.
The memoir has a strong focus on the relationship between the author and his father. He always felt that he had disappointed his father by not going into practice in the English countryside. His father had a vision of him as a modern day James Herriot. The story is both funny and sad as it celebrates the joys and sadness having a pet brings to your life. There is definitely a special bond between a person and his pet.
A great choice for animal lovers.

BPLNextBestAdults Jul 04, 2011

After writing two books on his life’s work with animals, veterinarian Nick Trout has written a memoir about his life. He tells the story of his childhood, growing up in England and the path that he follows to his career and family life in the United States. Each part of his life is beautifully defined by the pet that he had at the time. His love of animals began at an early age and his experiences with them led him into the world of veterinarian medicine.
The memoir has a strong focus on the relationship between the author and his father. He always felt that he had disappointed his father by not going into practice in the English countryside. His father had a vision of him as a modern day James Herriot. The story is both funny and sad as it celebrates the joys and sadness having a pet brings to your life. There is definitely a special bond between a person and his pet.
A great choice for animal lovers.

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