They’re called “dogoirs”, and they’re all the rage. I thought they were books about people and dogs. The article title references Steinbeck, and talks about some modern “dogoirs” but skips my two favorite authors of this genre.
James Herriot: For an animal lover, all his books are worth reading, but Dog Stories is the one I love best.
Jon Katz: I’d argue that more than Marley and Me’s author John Grogan, Katz started the current trend of life with a dog books. A Dog Year, his second work to feature his dogs, came out in 2002, three years before Marley.