People who have rescued animals are always proud of it. We often know the backstories of our animals – where they came from and who rescued them.
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014
Maya Angelou once said the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
In her new young adult novel “Rescuing Oricito: The Almost True Story of a South American Street Dog,” Marty Kingsbury, an animal-loving poet and playwright, offers an impactful tale about animal adoption based on her rescue dog’s journey to her home.
“People who have rescued animals are always proud of it,” Kingsbury said. “We often know the backstories of our animals – where they came from and who rescued them.”
Her bicultural adoption tale follows the footsteps of a South American street dog who faces gripping realities that apply to many humans: abandonment, neglect, unwanted pregnancies, hunger and adversaries.
Kingsbury, who blends her expertise in writing, human services and animal activism for the story, said she hopes to raise awareness for street dogs and the rescue effort.
An enchanting narrative that can appeal to people in all walks of life, “Rescuing Oricito” shares insights into survival, loyalty, respect, freedom and the meaning of home.
“Rescuing Oricito: The Almost True Story of a South American Street Dog”
By: Marty Kingsbury
Hardcover retail price: $33.99
Softcover retail price: $14.99
E-book retail price: $3.99
Available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the author
Marty Kingsbury is a poet, playwright and English instructor at Urban College of Boston. Her stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies in the U.S. and Canada and her plays produced throughout the world. Kingsbury earned her Master of Fine Arts in playwriting from Brandeis University, Master of Arts in English from University of Massachusetts Boston and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Heidelberg University. A lifelong animal lover, she and her partner live in Cambridge, Mass. where they share their two rescue dogs.