"Janice Gary achieves a remarkable feat, taking the reader on a vast inward journey toward freedom from the effects of real trauma in her youth as she walks her dog in a public park. With Barney by her side, she faces her deepest fears and discovers the grace of the natural world, the power of love and the potency of her own strengths. There were innumerable times when I was just knocked over by this book. This is a stunningly beautiful story told by a gifted writer."”
—Meredith Hall, author of Without a Map
Janice Gary is the recipient of the Christine White Award for Nonfiction/Memoir and the Ames Award for Personal Essay. Her work has appeared in Literal Latte, Kaleidoscope, the Baltimore Review and the feminist anthology Women Speak Out. She teaches...