Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm CST
Mirowitz Performing Arts Center
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, SLCL Authors @ the J, the Favorite Author Series, and Left Bank Books present World-Record Breaking Long-Distance Swimmer Lynne Cox, author of “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog.”
Lynne Cox—acclaimed bestselling author of “Swimming to Antarctica”—is internationally famous for swimming the world’s most difficult waterways. Lynne recognizes and celebrates all forms of athleticism in others, human or otherwise. And when she saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into Italian waters to save someone from drowning, Cox was captivated by the magnificence, physicality, and daring of the dog. “Tales of Al” is the inspiring story of Cox’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo, as witness to the rigorous training of one of these spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has trained hundreds of dogs for rescue operations.
Books available for purchase from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.