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Lynne Cox

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7:00p.m.
Lynne Cox - “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog” book cover and color author photo

Virtual Author Series Presented in partnership by the St. Louis County Library and HEC Media

Watch our virtual author event with World-Record Breaking Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
Author of “Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog”

In Conversation with HEC Media Host and Senior Rescue Dog Advocate Julie Tristan

Lynne Cox—acclaimed bestselling author of “Swimming to Antarctica”—is internationally famous for swimming the world’s most difficult waterways. Lynne recognizes and celebrates all forms of athleticism in others, human or otherwise. And when she saw a video of a Newfoundland dog leaping from an airborne helicopter into Italian waters to save someone from drowning, Cox was captivated by the magnificence, physicality, and daring of the dog. “Tales of Al” is the inspiring story of Cox’s adventures on Italy’s picturesque Lake Idroscalo, as witness to the rigorous training of one of these spectacular dogs at SICS, the famed school that has trained hundreds of dogs for rescue operations.

The interview will be available starting at 7:00 p.m., July 7 through this link: and on the Higher Education Channel at Spectrum 989 and AT&T U-verse 99. It will then be archived for later view at

Signed books available from Left Bank Books

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