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Dancing Dogs

Katz, Jon (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Dancing Dogs

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No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz. He has warmed our spirits with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie--the dogs, sheep, chickens, and other residents of Bedlam Farm. Now, Katz is back with what he does best in his first collection of short stories, Dancing Dogs. With his signature insight and gift for storytelling, Katz shares sixteen stories about one of life's most unique relationships: In the title story, a housekeeper loses her job, but discovers her four-legged "children" have some toe-tapping talents that just may get the whole family back on its feet. In "Puppy Commando," a shy grade-school outcast forges an instant connection with a beagle puppy she meets at a shelter--and risks everything to keep him. "Gracie's Last Walk" features a woman who must find a way to say goodbye to her beloved golden retriever--but ends up saying hello to someone unexpected. "The Dog Who Kept Men Away" shows that not all humans pass the "sniff" test when it comes to canines, who possess an excellent judge of character. And in "Guardian Angel," a widower going through a painful transition finds the greatest comfort in the unlikeliest of sources--a funny-looking pug named Gus. Whether sitting, staying, and rolling over, in the barnyard, shelters, or home, sweet, home, the creatures in Dancing Dogs are genuinely inspiring and utterly memorable. Praise for Dancing Dogs "Funny, keenly observed short stories illuminating the bond between man and his best friend."-- People "Jon Katz writes with passion and humor about the connections between animals and humans. . . . Animal lovers are sure to want to add this book to their collection."--Examiner.com "Katz's stories, sometimes warm and sometimes funny, are smooth, light reads that are easy to pick up and enjoy and will appeal to dog lovers everywhere."-- Booklist "Insightful, moving . . . a tissue-box-worthy collection of animal tales."-- Kirkus Reviews "[A] heartwarming book." --The Dallas Morning News
Authors: Katz, Jon
Title: Dancing dogs
Publisher: New York, NY : Ballantine, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Gracie's last walk
Yankee dog
Instinct test
Old dogs
Luther and Minnie in heaven
Day in the life of Pearl and Joan
The surrender bay
Away to me
Guardian angel
Dancing dogs
Lucky's day
Puppy commando
Laura passerby
The dog who kept men away
Barn cat
Ernie and the bottled-water contest
ISBN: 9780345502681
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Statement of Responsibility: Jon Katz
Subject Headings: Dogs Fiction Human-animal relationships Fiction Short stories, American
Topical Term: Dogs
Human-animal relationships
Short stories, American
LCCN: 2012021478
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Dec 04, 2012
  • sablegirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed these stories. I laughed and cried at all of them. A nice read and highly recommended.


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