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Brian Doyle's latest book available Friday

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO:KELLIE DIGUANGCO - Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle releases his latest book, 'Children & Other Wild Animals,' tomorrow. Kellie Diguangco is responsible for the cover photo, David Drummond for the cover design.

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle’s latest book, “Children and Other Wild Animals,” will be released Friday.

In the book, Doyle describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape. These true tales of animals and human mammals (generally the smaller sizes, but here and there, elders and jumbos) cheerfully do their best to insist that all beings are cousins, each as vibrant and testy as the others.

In these short vignettes, Doyle explores the seethe of life on this startling planet, the astonishing variety of our riveting companions, and the joys available to us when we pause, see, savor and celebrate the small things that are not small in the least.

Doyle’s exuberant prose is at once lyrical, daring and refreshing; his essays are poignant but not pap, and revelatory at every turn. Throughout, there is humor and humility and a palpable sense of wonder, with passages of reflection so true and hard-earned they make you stop and re-read a line, a paragraph, a page.

The book is published by Oregon State University Press and is available online at http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/children-and-other-wild-animals.

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