At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky, her under-occupied Labradoodle, a new leash - er, lease - on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy dog team. Smart, spirited, and instinctively compassionate, Pransky turned out to be not only a terrific therapist but an unerring moral compass. In the unlikely sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected.
"Good book, not so great narration"
Here's an essential behind-the-scenes foray into the world of cutting-edge memory research that unveils ï¬�ndings only now available to the general public.
"Over, Not Out", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Virtual Iraq", by Sue Halpern; "Largo Nights", by Dana Goodyear; "East Wind", by Julian Barnes; "Idolatry", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "The Unquiet Life", by David Denby.