The Magnet: A Large-Animal Veterinarian’s Journey
By Mary Ashby McDonald
The Magnet is such a great book! I started reading it thinking it would be about the day-to-day life of a large-animal vet. This book is so much more than that. It’s about life, love, loss, heartache and finding faith in God.
Mary Ashby McDonald had a rough childhood, went to Virginia Tech to be a veterinarian after she was married and had kids and discovered God loves her. You will laugh, cry and sympathize with McDonald. She tells her story in a no-holds-barred kind of way. Her storytelling will draw you in; her words will keep you turning the pages. And at the end of the book, you’ll find hope.
McDonald’s stories showcase her love for animals. From her youth years, to her missions trips, to her job as a veterinarian, animals have always been a big part of her life.
My favorite parts of the book are where she talked of her missionary vet trips, the Magnet chapter, for which the book it titled, and the overall message of the book. As stated on the back cover, “McDonald points the reader to a ‘Magnet’ who collects the deadly reminders from our pasts, leading to the healing of our own hearts.”
The Magnet is McDonald’s touching journey, and a must-read for anyone who loves animal stories, struggles with childhood sexual abuse or needs to know there’s still hope.
●Author, Dr. Mary McDonald will discuss her latest book, The Magnet, will be our guest speaker at the Annual Friends of the Library Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Brick Hotel. This is a public event; everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served.
●Book Sales are on-going: Check out the book barn for your summer reading!
●Board of trustees meeting: June 11, 6 p.m. at the library.