Author reads at Booksellers April 28

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FARMINGTON – A reading and book signing by Unity College Professor Kathryn Miles will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday April 28 at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers.

Adventures With Ari, by Kathryn Miles, lovingly chronicles the year Miles spends in the wilderness of Maine, deciphering what exactly brings her dog Ari so much joy. The more time she spends in the woods with Ari, the more she recognizes that it is the sights, sounds, and sentiments living between the trees.

By letting Ari free to roam the woods, Miles gains her own sense of freedom. The experiences she and Ari share change her outlook on life. Filled with heartfelt and often hilarious anecdotes, Adventures with Ari will lift your spirit and remind you why we should give thanks to the four-legged creatures that enrich our lives. Published just in time for a springtime romp with your beloved animals, this is the perfect book for any dog lover or appreciator of nature.

Reviews for Adventures With Ari:

“Charming, rich, intelligent . . . and best of all, on every page Kathryn Miles displays her love for Ari and dogs of every kind. I read it in one sitting!”
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep

“Here’s what happens when a woman seeks nature with her new puppy. Hilarious and exhilarating, this exploration of the role of dogs in our lives never ceases to surprise. Kathryn Miles’s writing is masterful, clean and precise, and her narrative is upbeat. This is a fascinating and fun read.”

-Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

“After a few generations of losing touch with nature, our eyes don’t work so well any more. So it’s a fine idea to borrow another pair, especially if they’re attached to a wet and useful nose.”

-Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy

“Kathryn Miles is a great writer. From page one, this sets Adventures with Ari above the pack of everything-I-know-about-life-I-learned-from-my-dog memoirs out there. She writes about her “caninaturalist” adventures—and how she invariably applies them to life among her two-legged friends and family members—with humor, skill and beauty, becoming herself the reader’s guide to a freshly discovered rural world.” E: The Environmental Magazine.

Kathryn Miles

Miles is an author and professor of Environmental Writing at Unity College, where she teaches courses in narrative nonfiction, nature writing, and journalism. Miles has lectured at Harvard University, Antioch New England, Husson University, and for several other schools and organizations.

She has taught writing workshops for Audubon, the Orion Society’s climate change program, and the Maine Environmental Writing Retreat. She currently serves as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council and as editor of Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability.

For more information regarding this event contact DDG Booksellers, 193 Broadway, Farmington, Me 04938 at 778-3454, or by email at

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