Published by National Geographic, Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love is a captivating collection of photographs and anecdotes by photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky celebrating our love and special bond with older dogs. The book offers a sampling of the 300+ stories captured by Jane since starting the project in 2012.
"I can't say enough about what a beautiful book this is. I firmly believe that older dogs need to be celebrated, and this is an exceptional example of that. Jane focuses on the wisdom, generosity of heart, love, and still goofiness that our lifelong companions bring to our lives. I'd recommend this book to anyone to read (and I have!). Do yourself a favor and get your copy now!" - Angie
"A heartwarming and beautifully photographed story of touching depth of love between loving owner and devoted older dog. Dogs make us better people, and this book helps us understand why! Thanks to Jane for making it possible for us all to share this." - Astrid Gifford
"If you love senior dogs, or dogs in general, you will adore this book. Amazing photography and touching, heartwarming stories of the bond between people and their senior dogs. Just beautiful!" - kabunny
Jane may be coming to a town near you!
JUNE 10th, TBD ● GREENWICH KENNEL CLUB (NORWALK, CT)
JUNE 24th 1PM ● BARNES & NOBLES (NEW HARTFORD, NY)
JULY 18th, TBD ● DORSET LIBRARY DOG DAYS (MANCHESTER, VT)
JULY 23rd, 11AM ● 2017 WALK FOR OLD DOGS & OLD DOG PAGEANT (SHORELINE, WA
NOV 18th, TBD ● HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE (SARASOTA, NY)
Thank you to the book stores that hosted us,
and all the wonderful people we met along the way!
MAY 5th, 1PM ● BOOKTOPIA AT NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE (SARASOTA SPRINGS, NY)
APR 5th, 5:30PM ● KIMPTON TACONIC HOTEL (MANCHESTER, VT)
APR 21st, 5PM ● KIMPTON VERO BEACH HOTEL (VERO BEACH, FL)
APR 24th, 6:30PM ● BOOKS & BOOKS (CORAL GABLES, FL)
FEB 17th, 6:30PM ● THIRD PLACE BOOKS (LAKE FOREST PARK, WA)
FEB 19th, 1PM ● THE HIP HOUND (PORTLAND, OR)
FEB 20th, 7PM ● ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS (PORTLAND, OR)
FEB 21st, 7PM ● BROADWAY BOOKS (PORTLAND, OR)
FEB 23rd, 7PM ● ROUNDABOUT BOOKS (BEND, OR)
OCT 28th ● NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE (MANCHESTER, VT)
NOV 4th ● BYRD'S BOOKS (BETHEL, CT)
NOV 10th, ● PHOENIX BOOKS (BURLINGTON, VT)
NOV 11th, 4:30PM-6:30PM ● NAPA BOOKMINE (NAPA, CA)
NOV 12th, NOON ● BOOK PASSAGE (CORTE MADERA, CA)
NOV 14th, 7PM ● READERS' BOOKS (SONOMA, CA)
NOV 16th, 6:30PM ● PHOENIX BOOKS (RUTLAND VT)
NOV 26th, 2PM-4PM ● ORVIS RETAIL STORE (MANCHESTER, VT)
DEC 4th, 2PM ● CITY STACKS BOOKS & COFFEE (DENVER, CO)
DEC 5th, 7PM ● TATTERED COVER - ASPEN GROVE (DENVER, CO)
DEC 6th, 7:30PM ● BOULDER BOOK STORE (BOULDER, CO)
DEC 8th, 7:30PM ● WARWICK'S BOOKS (LA JOLLA, CA)
DEC 9th, 5PM ● LIONEL'S LEGACY AT DOWNTOWN CAFE (EL CAJON, CA)
DEC 10th, 4PM-6PM ● THE BOOK SHOP (COVINA, CA)
DEC 14th 3PM-6PM ● PEACOCK ALLEY (DALLAS, TX)
JAN 17th, 7PM ● CHAUCER'S BOOKSTORE (SANTA BARBARA, CA)
JAN 19th, 7:30PM ● THE LAST BOOKSTORE LA (LOS ANGELES, CA)
JAN 22nd, 1:30PM ● COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS (PETALUMA, CA)
JAN 22nd, 5PM ● BOOKS INC. (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
JAN 25TH, 3-5PM ● PAWS CHICAGO (CHICAGO, IL)
JAN 25TH, 7PM ● THE BOOKMARKET (GLENVIEW, IL)
JAN 27th, 7PM ● NORTHSHIRE BOOKSTORE (SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY)
FEB 11th, 5PM–6PM ● KIMPTON TACONIC HOTEL (MANCHESTER, VT)
Since 2012, Jane Sobel Klonsky has traveled the country, meeting and photographing old dogs and their people. Her subjects have been people of varied backgrounds and dogs of many sizes and breeds, each with their own unique story. Her series, Project Unconditional, captures these beautiful senior dogs in photographs and celebrates the bonds of unconditional love they share with humans. These photos of Clementine and her people would become the first in a series that Jane called Unconditional.
For each of her subjects, Jane has collected personal narratives–accounts and anecdotes of their lives intertwined with their canine companions –which bring even more depth to the photos.
Through her project, Jane has also connected with nonprofit organizations, many whose goal is to rescue and find homes for abandoned senior dogs, and her photographs of senior dogs with their fosters or adopters provides an added dimension to Project Unconditional.