Pasadena, MD, September 22, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Maryland author Alice Lee Snively has written an unique, entertaining and provocative book about human and animal consciousness, which has been published by Lulu Inc.
The extraordinary life, and death, of a Dutch rabbit named Ferd formed the vehicle for this exploration of the human-animal connection. There are humorous and informative anecdotes, but the greater value of this work is the inquiry and perspective it offers our mutual positions as members of the interdependent global community.
Poet and playwright John Gracen Brown said of the work, "I think you have a gem here. No part fails. No part drags. No part seems absurd. You have gently taken the reader where you want him or her to go . . . My compliments to your uncanny comprehension." Mental health counselor Joshua Riley wrote, "It was . . . a great lens through which to write about the human-animal connection. I found it readable, accessible without being too simple or overly sweet. Good inquiry."
The style and structure of The Book of Ferd take the reader on a lively journey into the workings of the senses, mind and emotions. The author says, "This work explores some unorthodox concepts that may surprise readers and challenge long-held beliefs. But it's not a heavy scholarly work. It's a pleasant read, for reference and reflection, and the unplanned surprise ending is the perfect punctuation. I believe it has value for all older children and adults. A change in perspective for balance in a seemingly unbalanced world."
Alice Lee Snively has been a professional journalist and free-lance writer for 40 years. Her work with animals began with horses and house pets from childhood and extended to animal rescue and rehabilitation. She lives aboard and cruises with her husband on their 43-foot sloop Cherokee II from their home port on Chesapeake Bay.
This work of nonfiction may be found on the publisher's website at Lulu.com, or through Amazon and other online sources, or by special order at most bookstores.
A complimentary copy of the book will be provided on request to any book critic who agrees to publish a review.