NWS Virtual Event: Martha Teichner with "When Harry Met Minnie"
Traverse City native Martha Teichner, now a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning,” brings her heartwarming book, When Harry Met Minnie, to the National Writers Series Feb. 4.
It was a chance encounter at the Union Square Farmer’s Market that changed Teichner’s world forever. As fate would have it, her friend knew someone who was dying of cancer, from radiation exposure after 9/11, and desperate to find a home for her dog, Harry. He was a Bull Terrier ― the same breed as Teichner’s dear Minnie. Would Teichner consider giving Harry a safe, loving new home?
In short order, boy dog meets girl dog. But there is so much more to this book. After Teichner agrees to meet Harry and his owner Carol, what begins as a transaction involving a dog becomes a deep and meaningful friendship between two women with complicated lives and a love of Bull Terriers in common. Through the heartbreak and grief of Carol’s illness, the bond that develops changes Teichner’s life, Carol’s life, Minnie’s life, Harry’s life; it changes Carol’s death as well.
In this touching narrative, Teichner considers the ways our stories are shaped by the people we meet, and the profound love we can find by opening our hearts to unexpected encounters.