From Love Like a Dog to Traveler’s Tales and Pray for Yourself, author Anne Calcagno’s work has consistently received excellent reviews. Here’s what people are saying.
Reviews for Love Like A Dog
'Love Like a Dog will melt the heart of every animal lover, making you laugh, cry, and rage as the novel characterizes the emotional relationships of dogs, people, and abusers. Calcagno’s remarkable description and study of the meaning of “love” between a dysfunctional family and the animals who love them, regardless of their flaws, makes her novel an instant favorite.'—Luxury Reading
'A very powerful book brings forth the love of a boy for his dog while condemning those who abuse innocent dogs.'
—Deb Fowler, Feathered Quill
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“…a great story about redemption...I highly recommend it. [It] brings to life the quality of dogs that people admire so much…. “
—5-stars, from Citizen John, top 50 Amazon Reviewer
'….I've read a lot of 'dog lover' stories but this one quickly became so much deeper ... I found myself wanting to get back to it more and more as the story intensified. I would love to read a sequel … A very recommended read.'
—5 stars, K. Groh, Top 500 Amazon reviewer
'Several connecting sub-plots are built within the story line.… I found this [book] well--written, enjoyable, and extremely hard to put down. I was reading all through the night.'
—5 stars, Kathy W, Top 1000 Amazon Reviewer
Critical Acclaim for Travelers' Tales
'This is travel writing at its glorious best.'
'For the thoughtful traveler, these books are an invaluable resource. There's nothing like them on the market.'
'I can't think of a better way to get comfortable with a destination than by delving into Traveler's Tales...before reading a guidebook, before seeing a travel agent.'
—Paul Glasman, Society of American Travel Writers
“…reading this collection of tales was an absolute pleasure. Each story brought back the wonderful charisma of the country – the sights, the smells, the sounds. I recommend it highly both for the armchair traveller as well as for the journeywoman setting off to explore Italy for the first time.'
—Evelyn Hannon, Editor Choice Award, Journeywoman: Her best books and Great Guides
Reviews for Pray for Yourself
“Characters walk off the page into the reader’s heart.”
—Feminist Bookstore News
“Succinct, deliberate, poetic.”
—Hungry Mind Review
“Calcagno writes fiction like a poet.”
—Chicago Sun Times
A Top Shelf Writer pick: “mentioned repeatedly by local editors, writers, and publishers because of the outstanding quality of the work…some of the best writing being produced in Chicago” —Chicago Magazine
Listed on Harper’s Bookshelf