Eileen Lankow, Hortonville, Wis.: "8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog," by Jenny Pavlovic of Minnesota. It's a great story of love and determination -- and a page-turner all the way through. Having been involved in rescue for the past few years, I love that this book is reaching many people who may be touched enough to help.

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