Booklist reviews WHEN HARRY MET MINNIE: A True Story of Love and Friendship by Martha Teichner

Longtime CBS correspondent Teichner has lived all over: Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, London, and Johannesburg, to name a few cities. In most of these places, Teichner had one of a series of Bull Terriers as a pet. Settled in New York City, she sought a dog companion for her aging Bull Terrier, Minnie. Finding the right match, though, proved a challenge. She ran into an old friend at a farmers' market, and he mentioned a friend with terminal cancer. Carol also owned a Bull Terrier, Harry, and worried about the dog's fate once she met hers. Would Teichner take him? Through a series of meetings, Teichner and Carol formed a deep friendship as Teichner considered adopting Harry, with his myriad health problems. Telling her story with warmth and compassion, Teichner marvels at Carol's network of devoted friends, all of whom gave deeply of themselves. Teichner's fans will adore learning about her family, childhood, travels, and many adventures, but anyone will find much to savor here—love of dogs not even required.

When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship will be published by Celadon Books in February 2021.

Martha Teichner has been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since December 1993, where she’s equally adept at covering major breaking national and international news stories as she is handling in-depth cultural and arts topics. Since joining CBS News in 1977, Teichner has earned multiple national awards for her original reporting, including twelve Emmy Awards and five James Beard Foundation Awards. Teichner was also part of team coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which earned CBS News a 2014 duPont-Columbia Award. Teichner was born in Traverse City, Mich. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Teichner resides in New York City.