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True Story Book Club: Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Tuaght Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
11:00 am12:00 pm
Community Room of the Library at 11 AM

Our True Story Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 AM in the Community Room of the Library! We read and discuss many different subjects and issues from lots of countries around the world. It just has to be a true story is all! Hard copies of each title are available for checkout on the Book Club Shelf on the first floor of the library.

This month we are reading: Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz (224 pp)

In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him. Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in. With grace, warmth, and keen emotional insight, Saving Simon plumbs the depths of the bonds we form with our animals, and the rewards of “living a more compassionate, considered, and meaningful life.”

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