Lives They Lived: "All Creatures Great and Small"
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 
In All Creatures Great and Small, the young James Herriot takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school. Some visits are heart-wrenchingly difficult, such as one to an old man in the village whose very ill dog is his only friend and companion; some are lighthearted and fun, such as Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo; and yet others are inspirational and enlightening, such as Herriot's recollections of poor farmers who will scrape their meager earnings together to be able to get proper care for their working animals.  In the first of his memoirs, Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine forth.
In The Lives They Lived, we gain insight into the world of extraordinary
individuals, and perhaps our own existence and the human condition at
large. Copies of the book are available at Maze Branch one month before
the discussion. 
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Location: 
Maze Branch
Event Type: 
Age Groups: 
Adults