Kristin von Kreisler

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Kristin von Kreisler

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New York City, The United States



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Kristin von Kreisler was born on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and all her life she has loved and rescued animals. She writes bestselling books about them and has spoken about their welfare on Coast to Coast to 560 U.S. cities and on the Voice of America to 123 million people.

Her most recent book, Earnest is a novel about a couple in conflict over custody of their Labrador retriever. Before that, Kristin wrote An Unexpected Grace, a novel about a woman and a golden retriever helping each other recover from violence and abuse. A memoir, For Bea, is about Kristin's beagle who came from a medical lab and influenced her to become an animal writer. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

Kristin lives on an island

small earnestThe only thing that can prod me through writing a book is caring about my topic. Everybody knows I care about dogs. But in my new novel, Earnest, I care specifically about dogs’ distress when their people separate and their human family falls apart. Earnest, a lovable, galumphing Lab, faces this crisis.

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An Unexpected Grace

3.50 avg rating — 1,949 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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For Bea

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The Compassion of Animals: ...

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“The reason or dog's evolution could be to guide humans to their higher purpose.”
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“The only person your anger hurts is you. Let it go. Accept it. Move on.”
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“Ask, 'What's the meaning in this crisis? What's it trying to teach?' . . . Hard times can be gifts. They can force us to change and get us where we're meant to be.”
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