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What the AnimalsTaught Me
Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary
Stephanie Marohn
ISBN: 9781571746573
Book (Paperback)
Hampton Roads Publishing Company
$16.95
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
192 pages
B & W Photographs
February 1, 2012


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"What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary is one of the best books I have ever read on the way animals open our hearts and teach us unforgettable lessons about life. It is written with a heart-stopping purity and simplicity and can be read by anyone at any age with great joy." Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism and The Direct Path
What the Animals Taught Me is a collection of stories about rescued farm animals in a shelter in Sonoma County, California, and what these animals can teach us. Each story illuminates how animals can help us see and embrace others as they truly are and reconnect us with the natural world.

Wishing to escape the urban rat race, freelance writer and editor Stephanie Marohn moved to rural northern California in 1993. Life was sweet. She was a busy freelancer. In return for reduced rent, she fed and cared for two horses and a donkey. Her life was full.

And then, more farm animals started to appear: a miniature white horse, a donkey, sheep, chickens, followed by deer and other wildlife. Each one needed sanctuary either from abuse, physical injury, or neglect. Marohn took each animal in and gradually turned her 10-acre spread into an animal sanctuary.

A deeply inspiring collection, What the Animals Taught Me awakens our hearts and reminds us that our best life teachers sometimes come covered in fur.

Stephanie Marohn is a medical journalist and non-fiction writer and the author of What the Animals Taught Me, as well as The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder. She runs an animal sanctuary in Sonoma County, CA. Visit her at www.stephaniemarohn.com (Photo: Dorothy Walters)
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