Our book club’s choice for April

This is the book we are reading for April.  I LOVE animals so I’m very much looking forward to reading this book.

Apparently, the story is told as a series of memories by a 90+ year old man, Jacob Jankowski, who was a veterinarian and now lives in a nursing home.

Has anyone read it?

Did you like it?

Will I need kleenex???


  1. I REALLY want to read this — so psyched for the movie version which is due out soon!

  2. I've been wanting to read this! You'll have to let me know how it is. :)
    My book club is reading Sarah's Key. I think that's the title…lol…waiting to get it from a friend.

  3. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    LOVED this book! My book club read this and we all loved it. Can't wait for the movie!

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  5. Pegasuslegend says:

    Now I am intrigued will have to hav a look see!

  6. 100MileFinds says:

    Beautiful book! Great choice. How does your book club work? I belong to one where we meet once every 6 weeks or so in a bar, never tried one on-line.
    BTW, great blog, I'm really enjoying it.

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  8. This is a very good book! I *didn't* care for the ending very much, but it is an excellent read.

  9. Hi Monica,
    This is the link to the FB "What to Read Next", book club.

    in case anyone would like to join and suggest books for us.

    I am having a hard time finding this book, so I hope I can nail down a copy in time to read it for our next meeting.


  10. I loved Water for Elephants. Great book. The movie is coming out real soon. Can't wait!

  11. Kathleen says:

    The book club I'm in did this one the month I had my baby, but it was one of the few pics that they all loved. I'm going to pick it up as soon as I'm done my current book.

    Found you on the Canadian Blog Hop.

  12. My husband just handed this over to me to read.

    He said it was good and for my next reading.


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  14. Shelley Batt says:

    I have read this book and thought it was great and different from the books I was reading at the time so that made it better. As far as a Kleenex goes, there were a few times it made me cry but I'm highly sensitive to the issue. I don't want to give anything away so I won't elaborate.

  15. baygirl32 says:

    That IS an AMAZING book!

    thanks for stopping by my blog, good luck with the A to Z (I'm now following)

  16. Susan Oloier says:

    Hi Monica,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now following yours, as well. I have read this bok–when it first came out. I really liked it a lot. Don't remember needing tissues, but it was awhile ago, so you may want to have some just in case.
    Enjoy! See you during A to Z Challenge!!!

  17. Rachel Morgan says:

    I haven't read this yet, but I've seen a lot of positive comments about it. How are you finding it?

  18. It's a great book. I loved every word of it. I'm nervous about the movie, though. I'm not sure Reese Witherspoon was the right choice for Marlena. I'd have gone with someone like Zooey Deschanel.

    Hope you enjoy, though!

  19. Loved this book and can't wait for the movie!

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