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The Dog Who Danced

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Publisher Comments:

From  New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog Susan Wilson comes a novel about a womans cross-country journey to find her lost dog and discover herself

“My name is Justine Meade and in my forty-three years there have only been a handful of people that I have loved. No, thats an exaggeration. Two. Two that I lost because of stupidity and selfishness. One was my son. The other was my dog.”

If theres been a theme in Justine Meades life, its loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her gray and black Sheltie—that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than twenty years away.

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, theyre living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them.

 
Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dogs instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether its a canine freestyle competition or just the ebb and flow of a familys rhythms, its as though the little Shetland Sheepdog was born to bring people together. The Dog Who Danced is his story, one that will surely dance its way into your heart.

Review:

"Justine Meade has spent most of her 43 years on the move. She left home young, got in and out of an early marriage, and had a son who, unhappy with her restless life, went to live with his father. When Justine learns that her father is dying, she hitches a cross-country ride with a long-haul trucker from Seattle to Massachusetts, hoping for a resolution to their relationship. Her companion on the journey is Mack, a sheepdog trained to dance. But at a rest stop, her ride drives off, unknowingly taking Mack with him. Later abandoned, Mack is found by an older couple still grieving after their teenager daughter's suicide years earlier. Meanwhile, Justine reaches her father in time to revisit the fight that sent her away from home. She gets a new perspective on the past while Mack, nearer to Justine than she realizes, helps the old couple heal. When chance reunites Justine and Mack, she decides to get back in touch with her son. Wilson persuasively adopts a dog's perspective from time to time in a story full of cliché and sentiment. Fans of Wilson's One Good Dog, or new readers looking for a heartwarming tale of the bond between human and animal, will find plenty to enjoy. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“Multiple hankies, dog lovers…this is an emotional read.” -Library Journal

 

If theres been a theme in Justine Meades life, its loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her grey and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than twenty years away. 

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, theyre living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them. When they find a little black and gray dog by the side of the road, they take him in. 

 

Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dogs instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether its as Justines partner, or just the ebb and flow of a familys rhythms, its as though the little Shetland Sheepdog was born to bring people together. 

 

Everyone needs Mack.  But to whom does the little dog who danced belong? 

 

Synopsis:

If theres been a theme in Justine Meades life, its loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her grey and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than twenty years away. 

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, theyre living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them. When they find a little black and gray dog by the side of the road, they take him in. 

 

Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dogs instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether its as Justines partner, or just the ebb and flow of a familys rhythms, its as though the little Shetland Sheepdog was born to bring people together. 

 

Everyone needs Mack.  But to whom does the little dog who danced belong? 

 

About the Author

SUSAN WILSON is the author of the bestselling One Good Dog as well as five other novels.  She lives on Martha's Vineyard. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312674991
Author:
Wilson, Susan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Berman, Fred
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130618
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 CDs, 9.5 hours
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Justine Meade has spent most of her 43 years on the move. She left home young, got in and out of an early marriage, and had a son who, unhappy with her restless life, went to live with his father. When Justine learns that her father is dying, she hitches a cross-country ride with a long-haul trucker from Seattle to Massachusetts, hoping for a resolution to their relationship. Her companion on the journey is Mack, a sheepdog trained to dance. But at a rest stop, her ride drives off, unknowingly taking Mack with him. Later abandoned, Mack is found by an older couple still grieving after their teenager daughter's suicide years earlier. Meanwhile, Justine reaches her father in time to revisit the fight that sent her away from home. She gets a new perspective on the past while Mack, nearer to Justine than she realizes, helps the old couple heal. When chance reunites Justine and Mack, she decides to get back in touch with her son. Wilson persuasively adopts a dog's perspective from time to time in a story full of cliché and sentiment. Fans of Wilson's One Good Dog, or new readers looking for a heartwarming tale of the bond between human and animal, will find plenty to enjoy. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

“Multiple hankies, dog lovers…this is an emotional read.” -Library Journal

 

If theres been a theme in Justine Meades life, its loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her grey and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than twenty years away. 

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, theyre living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them. When they find a little black and gray dog by the side of the road, they take him in. 

 

Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dogs instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether its as Justines partner, or just the ebb and flow of a familys rhythms, its as though the little Shetland Sheepdog was born to bring people together. 

 

Everyone needs Mack.  But to whom does the little dog who danced belong? 

 

"Synopsis" by ,

If theres been a theme in Justine Meades life, its loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, was Mack, her grey and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than twenty years away. 

Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, theyre living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them. When they find a little black and gray dog by the side of the road, they take him in. 

 

Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dogs instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether its as Justines partner, or just the ebb and flow of a familys rhythms, its as though the little Shetland Sheepdog was born to bring people together. 

 

Everyone needs Mack.  But to whom does the little dog who danced belong? 

 

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