CITY OF DOGS (Avery/Penguin Random House; On Sale: October 9, 2018; ISBN: 9780525535164) combines moving stories with candid images to reveal the multifaceted relationships canine New Yorkers have with their human counterparts. Enlivened with striking photography, this book pays tribute to the five boroughs and the dogs who fill them with loyalty, love, and open-heartedness.
As joyful equalizers, dogs cut through boundaries of social class and bring people together. By encapsulating the character of New York and its neighborhoods, Foster and Scott capture:
The famous writer and Brooklynite Jacqueline Woodson, whose beloved Toffee taught her how to slow down, while her puppy, Shadow, keeps her active.
The dogs of Homeland Security at JFK airport in Queens, who maintain the safety of hundreds of thousands of people traveling each day.
The Moschellas from Staten Island, who learned to embrace surprise with the arrival of their triplet children and two dogs.
Will from the East Village and his corgi Hobbes, who has taught him unconditional love and motivates him to spend nights improving himself professionally with online classes.
Alex from the Bronx, who owes his sobriety and sense of purpose to his pit bulls, Luci and Max.
This perfect holiday gift book uncovers 40 dogs’ different personalities—from the showboaters to the shy—and the owners who adore them. Bestselling writer Ken Foster and renowned photographer Traer Scott illustrate the fantastic effect these dogs have on their urban kingdom.