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“Barry,” is based on the tale of a real-life rescue dog. (Submitted photo)

BOOKS: Story of brave Saint Bernard gentle, but sad

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By Jean Patrick

Republic Book Columnist

We’d call Barry a Saint Bernard.

But back in the 1800s, he was known as an Alpenhunde — one of the “dogs of the Alps.” He lived at the Great Bernard Hospice, a place that offered safety and protection to people who traveled across the snowy mountains from Switzerland to Italy.


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