All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot
My grandmother gave me my first “‘big” book: All Creatures Great and Small. I can remember it was the first time I felt immersed in a story, like I was truly an assistant to this young British country vet. I devoured the rest of his books, and the path was set for a lifetime love of reading. —Kelly Nunn Holdcraft
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