Blessings & Celebrations

House Blessings:  Prayers, Poems, and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family

June Cotner

The home has long been the center of our family loves.  This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves.  In House Blessings, bestselling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of prayers, poems, and toasts that speak to the experiences we share in turning our houses into our homes.  From housewarming to holiday celebration, from planting a garden to raising a family, this collection of readings offers gems of wisdome for all our most treasured moments at home.


Dog Songs:  Poems

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet's relationship to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work.  Oliver's poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it.

Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver's beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief.  Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.


Animal Blessings:  Prayers and Poems Celebrating Our Pets

June Cotner

In Animal Blessings:  Prayers and Poems Celebrating Our Pets, June Cotner has carefully chosen readings by some of the world's greatest writers celebrating the animals in our lives.  Included are poems and prayers for pets, as well as selections devoted to wold animals and blessings for all the creatures of the world.  Other quotations offer inspiration or comfort, or guide us gracefully through private reflections.  Animal Blessings is as warm and inviting as it is uplifting - a wonderfully engaging tribute to the animals of the world and a perfect gift book for animal lovers everywhere.