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WMRA's Books & Brews: Cara Sue Achterberg
WMRA's Books & Brews: Cara Sue Achterberg

Tue, Sep 12

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Pale Fire Brewery

WMRA's Books & Brews: Cara Sue Achterberg

WMRA’s Sept 2023 Books & Brews features Cara Sue Achterberg, discussing her book, "One Hundred Dogs & Counting; One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues"

Time & Location

Sep 12, 7:00 PM

Pale Fire Brewery, 217 S Liberty St Suite 105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA

About the Event

WMRA’s September 2023 Books & Brews features Cara Sue Achterberg, discussing herbook, One Hundred Dogs & Counting; One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7pm.

Live at Pale Fire Brewing Company and available later on WMRA's Books & Brews Youtube Channel and on Facebook.

Signed copies of, One Hundred Dogs & Counting will be available at the event and online at Stone Soup Books.

WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

About One Hundred Dogs & Counting:

A challenging foster dog inspires an experienced foster mama to explore where the endless stream of unwanted dogs is coming from—and how things could change. After nearly a year struggling to find a home for a particular foster dog, Cara begins to wonder how the story ends—when will all the dogs be saved? Even after the one-hundredth foster dog passes through Cara’s home, the stream of homeless dogs appears endless.  Seized by the need to act, Cara grabs her best friend, fills a van with donations, and heads south to discover what is really happening in the rural shelters where her foster dogs originate. What she discovers will break her heart and compel her to share the story of heroes and villains and plenty of good dogs, in the hope of changing this world.

 Cara Achterberg is the author of seven books, a creative writing teacher, and a shelter dog advocate. Her memoir, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs was a People magazine ‘people’s pick’ and featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show. Her book, One Hundred Dogs & Counting: One Woman, Ten Thousand Miles, and a Journey Into the Heart of Shelters and Rescues led to Cara cofounding Who Will Let the Dogs Out, a nonprofit initiative to raise awareness and resources for shelter dogs. Cara is also a novelist and her most recent novel, Blind Turn, was a Reader’s Choice Silver Medal winner and won the Women’s Fiction category of the 2022 American Writing Awards. Cara lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, three rescue dogs, and a rotating cast of foster dogs and cats. For more information visit CaraWrites.com.

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