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Author solves 12,000 year old mystery

Nov 15, 2010 02:46AM, Published by Anonymous, Categories: Community

Breaking new ground, author Jon Franklin teams up with the Boogie Woogie BowWows to create a family-oriented show based on his latest book, The Wolf in the Parlor: How the Dog Came to Share your Brain. Franklin and the dancing dogs will appear at Borders Books, Annapolis Mall, on Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m.

During the performance, Franklin will reveal his startling solution to a 12,000 year old archeological mystery. Children and adults alike will be drawn in to the story of how humans and dogs became inseparable, amply illustrated by a live standard poodle and longhaired dachshund. 

Franklin is the only writer in history to win two first-in-category Pulitzer Prizes. A founder of the literary journalism movement, Franklin is known for his ability to make nonfiction as much fun to read as fiction. Previous books include the classic, Writing for Story, Shocktrauma, Not Quite a Miracle, Guinea Pig Doctors and Molecules of the Mind, which was a New York Times Notable book. 

With Franklin's foray into animal behavioral science, who better to help illustrate his new book than The Boogie Woogie BowWows. The BowWows have performed to packed audiences at theaters, schools and libraries throughout the U.S., including the historic National Theatre. They've appeared in Reader's Digest and The Washington Post and will make a return to the National Theatre in April, 2011. 

Franklin enjoys meeting his readers and will be available after the show to sign The Wolf in the Parlor.

How the Dog Came to Share Your Brain 
By Jon Franklin 
St. Martin’s Griffin 
Trade Paperback * $14.99 * 304 pages 
ISBN: 0-312-66264-5 
Publication Date: October 12, 2010


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