|Among Animals (cover shows red fox|
photographed at San Juan Island, Washington).
Ryan's story "Paradise," published in Blue Lake Review, was TCR Story of the Month for March 2012.
Among Animals is a varied collection of stories by writers from around the world exploring the ways in which animals and humans both understand and challenge one another.
In "Greyhound," a woman brings home a rescued racing dog for her troubled partner in the hope that they might help each other heal.
Publisher's Weekly has called Jean Ryan a writer who "controls devastating psychological material with tight prose, quick scene changes, and a scientist’s observant eye."
The Los Angeles Review says "Ryan’s stories praise the transformative power of compassion, and reveal how the rescued can become the rescuer."