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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.


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September 2013 in Black Lamb

Volume 11, Number 9 — September 2013

September 1st, 2013

The All-Pets Issue

In this September issue devoted to domesticated creatures, Terry Ross confesses that he misses his recently deceased cat Jimmy more than he misses his dead relatives. Elizabeth Fournier celebrates life with goats in Peaceable kingdom. John M. Daniel describes a neighbor’s unfortunate animals in Randy’s menagerie.

In All I want for my birthday is a horse, Susan Bennett details her fascination with equines. Toby Tompkins admits that he fears dogs in Dog stories. In Must love dogs, Gil Johnson recounts his research concerning single women and canines. Dan Peterson bids Goodbye to his wife’s pet in sign language. In My life is song, Karla Kruggel Powell says her budgies have brightened her existence. Gregory McNamee reviews a book on zoos in Rattling the cages. In Life & death Christine Canfield reviews a book about killing dogs and cats. Terry Ross reviews primatologist Frans de Waal’s latest book on the similarities between apes and humans.

Two figures from the world of literature — Englishmen H.G. Wells and William Golding — assume their status as Honorary Black Lambs. Bridge writer Trixie Barkis checks in with more puzzles. Our delicious monthly lamb recipe is for an intriguing-sounding southern French dish called Weeping Leg of Lamb. Advice columnist Millicent Marshall again answers readers’ questions. And Professor Avram Khan gives us another challenging Black Lamb Word Puzzle.

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