My Dog Skip
By Willie Morris
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679767220, 128pp.)
Publication Date: January 30, 1996
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Now a major motion picture form Warner Brothers, starring Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Frankie Muniz, and "Eddie" from the TV show Frasier (as Skip), and produced by Mark Johnson (Rain Man).
In 1943 in a sleepy town on the banks of the Yazoo River, a boy fell in love with a puppy with a lively gait and an intellingent way of listening. The two grew up together having the most wonderful adventures. A classic story of a boy, a dog, and small-town America, My Dog Skip belongs on the same shelf as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Russell Baker's Growing Up. It will enchant readers of all ages for years to come.
Willie Morris's last book, My Cat Spit McGee was published by Random House in Fall 1999. He lived in Jackson, Mississippi, until his death in 1999.
"A rich experience all around.... Skip turns out to be a dog worth writing about.... I'd take him home in a shot." -Bruce McCall, The New York Times Book Review