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An Unexpected Grace

Animal Lovers Praise Kristin von Kreisler
An Unexpected Grace
 
“Kristin von Kreisler is an acute observer of dogs and a fine novelist. Her novel about the healing powers of dogs is enchanting. I was captivated from page one and I learned a great deal from this heartwarming, thrilling book.”
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Dogs Never Lie About Love
 
“Kristin von Kreisler weaves a modern tale that seems at first to be a relentless search to understand a workplace shooting. But wait; von Kreisler takes us deeper into the powerful connections between humans and animals who are wounded by the incomprehensible and bound together by love.”
—Jacqueline Sheehan,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Picture This
and
Lost and Found
 
“In
An Unexpected Grace,
Kristin von Kreisler deftly tackles the age-old question of how to make sense of tragedy. When Lila's world falls apart, she learns that hope can come from unexpected places. With vivid descriptions and true-to-life characters, von Kreisler proves it's possible to heal, trust again, and love deeper than before. A heartwarming story on the healing power of dogs.”
—Susy Flory,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Thunder Dog
 
“Kristin Von Kreisler understands the unique bond between survivors of trauma in this captivating novel of a woman and a dog learning to trust each other in a threatening world. You have to root for them as the damaged heroines of
An Unexpected Grace
, woman and dog, find the healing power of trust and love in each other.”
—Susan Wilson,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Dog Who Danced
and
One Good Dog
 
“A sweet and charming story of the tender, patient, and forgiving nature of our canine friends, Kristin von Kreisler's
An Unexpected Grace
will warm the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.”
—Amy Hill Hearth,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years
and author of
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society
 
For Bea
 
“[
For Bea
] kept me reading late into the night. Bea is unforgettable. Her story will touch your heart.”
—
Mary Tyler Moore
 
“We all love our pets, but there is always that ‘special one' from whom we learn so much and whose influence lasts a lifetime. Bea is such a one. A lovely story.”
—
Betty White
 
“This moving and extraordinary story needed to be told. I say ‘Brava!' for caring individuals like Kristin von Kreisler.”
—
Rue McClanahan
 
“The book is beautiful.”
—
Bea Arthur
 
“It's tough to look at a beagle without smiling, even though those soulful eyes often belie strong wills and independent natures. From the first to the last page of this deeply touching love story, you can't help thinking, ‘What a lucky dog, what a lucky person.' ”
—
Jon Katz
,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Second-Chance Dog
 
“With the keen eye of a journalist and compassionate heart of a dog lover, Kristin von Kreisler paints a portrait of an unassuming but unforgettable little dog. Beyond Bea's endearing ways and forgiving spirit, this book explores a larger issue: mankind's seemingly infinite capacity to hurt—then heal—the animals with whom it shares the world.”
—Paul Irwin, president, Humane Society of the United States
 
“[
For Bea
] is a journey beautifully captured . . . a lyrical tale of the sometimes miracle-making bond between human and beast.”
—
San Francisco Chronicle
 
“This is the perfect feel-good read.”
—
Tribune Media Services
 
“[Von Kreisler] weaves a lovely tale. As you read the book, you can feel the softness of Bea's ears, sense what is behind the soulful stare, and ache at her obvious reluctance to trust.”
—
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
[
For Bea
is a] colorful, high-energy memoir . . . If you like happy endings with a poignant magic in the air, von Kreisler delivers.”
—
The Seattle Times
 
“This book is a charming, inspirational story.”
—
Knight Ridder
 
“I urge you to check out
For Bea
because it's more than a story of an animal rescued from a terrible life. It's also the story of the gifts that special animals like Bea bring to us, if we'll just take the time to discover them.”
—
San Jose Mercury News
 
“A story such as this one . . . will be heartwarming to any animal-lover.”
—
AKC Gazette
 
“A worthy addition to collections of true dog stories and reminiscences.”
—
Library Journal
 
“Compassion and love abound in this short but life-changing book. Read, weep, and share Bea with everyone you can.”
—Marc Bekoff, author of
The Emotional Lives of Animals
 
“A lovely, gentle heart-pleaser of a story.”
—Susan Chernak McElroy, author of
Why Buffalo Dance
 
“Von Kreisler has captured the rare and wonderful relationship between a dog and a person who have rescued each other, who respect each other, and who grow closer day by day. Told with wit, compassion, and intellect, the story of Bea is hard to put down.”
—Joanna Burger, author of
The Parrot Who Owns Me
 
Beauty in the Beasts
 
“If you love animals, you're going to be crazy for Kristin von Kreisler's new book,
Beauty in the Beasts
.”
—
USA Today
 
“This is a feel-good overview of animals' heroic deeds. Readers of all ages will eagerly welcome this charming study.”
—
Publisher's Weekly
 
“The stories collected for this book are heartwarming examples of animals caring for one another and for their human companions . . . This book is for any animal lover.”
—
Booklist
 
“Kristin von Kreisler has penned a book about the astonishing acts of animals. Her theory is that animals are sensitive, compassionate beings who choose to do good . . . If you're a pet lover yourself, you're bound to agree.”
—
Jane Chestnutt, editor-in-chief,
Woman's Day
 
“It's been questioned whether animals are capable of choice, and that frequently they choose to do good. Combining expert scientific opinion with anecdotal evidence, von Kreisler makes a highly convincing case.”
—Quality Paperback Book Review
 
“Most of the accounts in
Beauty in the Beasts
are warmly uplifting. A few will bring tears to your eyes.”
—
Virginian-Pilot
 
“The hundreds of animal stories here are incredibly interesting to learn about, and the scientific approaches to animal behavior are food for thought.”
—
Long Beach Union
 
The Compassion of Animals
 
“An inspiring collection of animal loyalty, love, and bravery. No one can deny the emotional impact of this anecdotal book.”
—
Publishers Weekly
 
“An extraordinary combination of incredible research and deep feeling.”
—Cleveland Amory, author of
The Cat Who Came for Christmas
 
“Through dozens of inspiring true stories, Kristin von Kreisler makes a strong case for a ‘controversial premise'—that animals demonstrate genuine acts of compassion toward others every day. This book will remove the ‘controversial' from the premise!”
—Paul Irwin, president, Humane Society of the United States
 
“Ms. Von Kreisler is fearless, intriguing, and compassionate. Highly recommended.”
—Roger Caras, president, ASPCA
 
“Nobody writes about animals better than Kristin von Kreisler.”
—Christopher Willcox, editor-in-chief,
Reader's Digest
Also by Kristin von Kreisler
The Compassion of Animals
Beauty in the Beasts
For Bea
An Unexpected Grace
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von Kreisler
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