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Retrieving Labrador Days: Dog tales in prose and verse

Libby the Lab, Copyright © 2002-         Stormi and her snowman, Copyright © 2002-

Libby, our black Lab. Stormi, our yellow Lab and Zamboni our chocolate Lab.

Stories about each of his three Labrador retrievers and some of the other dogs and people whose lives they touched.


Shaggy dogs, mutts, mongrels, three Labrador retrievers and a pet rabbit inspire the stories and poems in this collection. Pets of one kind or another have shared the past six decades of the author's life, and here are some stories that will make you laugh out loud and others that remind you of the escapades and exasperations you've been through with your pets.

 Local Author Writes About Menagerie of Pets



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Zamboni Through the Years ... and cushions

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Zamboni - July 17, 2012 - December 10, 2014

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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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Buccino's Work Has Appeared In:

Mid-Century Modern,, The Wall St Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, NJ.Com - NJ Voices, The Write Side of 50,,, The Nutley Sun, The Belleville Times, The Independent Press of Bloomfield, The Glen Ridge Paper, The Nutley Journal, The Belleville Post, New Jersey Monthly, Essex Journal, Modern Food Service Magazine

Paterson Literary Review, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Rattlesnake Review, Medusa's Kitchen, Voices In Italian Americana, Edison Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, CHEST, The Idiom, Fox Chase Review, Up & Under, Caduceus, South Mountain Poets Anthology, MEWS, LIPS, More Sweet Lemons, The Poem Factory, On The Quiet Side, PowWow Review

and other publications.

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