Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:45 pm at Peregrine Book Company

Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle meets Monday nights to contemplate the truth or "Dharma." The group is currently discussing  Merle's Door. 

About the Book

While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

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The book for September will be Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A moving, insightful love story about the vast possiblities of the relationship between humans and dogs.


While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

Merle shows Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior, as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. 

About the Author


TED KERASOTE is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, the New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Event date: 

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm

Event address: 

Peregrine Book Company
219A North Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301
Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog By Ted Kerasote Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156034500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvest - April 21st, 2008