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Pit bulls and coyotes - two often-maligned canines that are often misunderstood. In Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, Bronwen Dickey's search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits to early twentieth‑century movie sets; from the battlefields, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized—and sometimes brutalized. With thoughtfulness, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans’ relationship with their dogs.
John Lane's Coyote Settles South is the story of his journey through the Southeast, as he visits coyote territories: swamps, nature preserves, old farm fields, and even city streets. On his travels he meets, interrogates, and observes those who interact with the animals. Along the way, he encounters sensible, yet sometimes perplexing, insight concerning the migration into the Southeast of the American coyote.
Kate Tuttle writes on books for the Boston Globe. Her reviews, interviews, and essays have also appeared in Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. A board member of the National Book Critics Circle, she also serves as director of the Decatur Writers Studio, a newly launched literary center that is a project of the Decatur Book Festival. Tuttle lives in Decatur with her husband and son.