Animal Book Club: Animal Rights in Literature

Posted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF's Staff Writer on May 1, 2013


Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend
Author: Susan Orlean (bestselling author of The Orchid)
Subject: nonfiction; Rin Tin Tin’s influence on the way we view dogs and other companion animals.

Death at SeaWorld
Author: David Kirby (author of Animal Factory)
Subject: nonfiction; death of theme park trainer and the suffering of orcas like Tilikum in captivity.

The Tourist Trail
Author: John Yunker
Subject: fiction; animal activists, anti-whaling, veganism, penguin colonies, adventure, conservation.

Coming Soon

How Animals Grieve
Author: Barbara J. King
Subject: nonfiction; a deeply moving collection of anecdotes and science on grief and love.

Learning to Fly: an Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog

Author: Steph Davis
Subject: nonfiction; personal discovery, skydiving, mountain climbing, adventure, companion animals.

Animal Wise: the Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Author: Virginia Morell
Subject: nonfiction; observations and reflections on animal behavior, from ants to parrots to dolphins.

Beg: a Radical New Way of Regarding Animals
Author: Rory Freedman (co-author of the mega-seller Skinny Bitch)
Subject: nonfiction; empowering guide to helping animals.

The 2013 Voiceless Anthology
Selected by: J.M. Coetzee, Ondine Sherman, Wendy Were, and Susan Wyndham
Subject: the top entries chosen from 350 Australian authors on our relationship with animals.

The Lost Whale
Authors: Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit (directors of The Whale)
Subject: The true story of a young orca named Luna, separated from his family in British Columbia, who seeks out human contact.


The Whale
Interview with filmmakers and film review coming soon!
Subject: nonfiction, the true story of a wild orca named Luna, lost in Nootka Sound.
Narrated by: Ryan Reynolds Directors: Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit


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