Jon Katz Goes Back to Bedlam Farm

"Izzy & Lenore” delves deeper into the author’s connection with his dogs.

Posted: September 17, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

It’s back to Bedlam Farm this month in “Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me,” Jon Katz’s latest book to examine the delightful menagerie at his upstate New York farm, made popular in the bestselling “The Dogs of Bedlam Farm” and a string of other popular books.

“Izzy & Lenore” delves deeper into Katz’s connection with the beautiful, once-abandoned Australian Shepherd Izzy and introduces readers to a jet-black Labrador Retriever puppy named Lenore.

Katz and the dogs visit nursing homes throughout upstate New York, and many of the encounters make their way into the book, including an 80-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who smiles for the first time in months when she strokes Izzy’s hair, and a retired logger who happily remembers his own beloved dog during another visit.

“Katz examines [the] mysterious power the dogs have in their interactions with the humans around them,” says Brian McLendon, publicity director for publisher Villard.

“Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me” arrives in bookstores Sept. 23.


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Shelley   Huntsville, AL

10/6/2008 1:40:52 PM

Just finished reaing Izzy & Lenore-what a great book! Thoroughly enjoyed every page. Another outstanding read from Jon Katz. As an unabashed dog lover, I revel in his stories.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

9/21/2008 10:44:52 PM

Sounds like a good read.

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Christina   West Orange, NJ

9/18/2008 8:15:35 AM

Join Us for An Evening with Katz and

Thursday, October 16,
Islami Auditorium at Saint Barnabas Medical
94 Old Short Hills
West Orange, New

The author, who will share stores from his new book, Izzy and Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me(Random House, September 2008), will be accompanied by his dogs, Izzy and Lenore.

His book “… examines two of his exceptional dogs and the mysterious power they have in their interactions with the humans around them. One healed his own soul and the other brought Jon into some of the most gratifying work of his life, that of a hospice volunteer in Washington County, in Upstate New York,” reads an excerpt on the Random House web
Read more about Jon Katz and his farm life at

A special champagne reception and book signing with the author, at a ticket price of $125 per person, will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 PM; admission at this level includes a copy of the book and preferred seating for a public presentation to follow, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.

General admission$30.00 per adult, children admitted
Saint Barnabas Medical
94 Old Short Hills Road,
To RSVP please call Tanya Reyes-Storey at 973-322-4863/

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Mary   Battle Creek, MI

9/17/2008 5:39:47 PM

Sounds good!

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