Synopses & Reviews
is the true account of how one person discovered the secret of miracles. Freelance writer Kay Pfaltz was living a quiet, simple life with her three beloved dogs when suddenly her life turned upside down. Coming to terms with a failed relationship, she must now take her ailing dachshund, Flash, in for back surgery. But when the vet tells Kay that Flashand#8217;s problem is not a disc but in fact a tumor growing on his spine and Flash has, at most, three weeks to live, Kay is devastated. Here begins a journey of self-discovery and recovery that will open Kayand#8217;s heart to the greatest miracle of all.
Flashand#8217;s Song tells the story of amazing canine courage and remission against all odds. It is a ballad of love and redemption and a moving account of how Flashand#8217;s three-week prognosis became five-and-a-half miraculous months of learning, loving, and finally accepting.
Written in luminous prose, accompanied by poignant photos, and filled with keen insight into love, faith, and the power of forgiveness, Flashand#8217;s Song is not only a heartwarming ode to a little dog, but also a tribute to life and an invitation to cherish every moment of it.
and#147;From the author of Laurenand#8217;s Story: An American Dog in Paris
, comes another beautiful tale of the power of love and the healing against all odds. [Flash's
speaks not only to the power of love and the human heart in healing, but also to the connection between humans and animals. This is a beautiful memoir, whose insights into dogs, love and the intangible connection to all life will keep you turning the pages and lift your heart.and#8221;
and#151;Dr. Marty Becker, and#147;Americaand#8217;s Veterinarianand#8221;
"This is a very unusual and very beautiful book because it is filled with both heart and wisdom. Reading the story of Flash and Kay is like having a conversation with life. The rewards for the reader are similar to the lessons learned from our painful life experiences. But Kay and Flash's story make it less painful, while at the same time enriching our lives and making them more meaningful."
and#151;Bernie Siegel, MD, author of The Art of Healing and A Book of Miracles
"In my opinion, Kay Pfaltz is brilliant: as an author, as a human beingand#151;one who fully understands what it means to be love, the deepest, most expansive kind that includes all life. She is an artist of the highest moral and spiritual ranking. Flash's Song is magnificent, beautifully written from the Heart of Love within all, skillfully presented with a perfect combination of wisdom and humor. This is a book to keep close, return to often and give to everyone you care about."
and#151;Rita M. Reynolds, author of Blessing the Bridge and Ask the Cow
"I have admired Kay's writing for so many yearsand#151;what a gift she has for helping us connect to animals and see and feel the beauty and wonder they bring into our lives. Like Lauren's Story, Flash's Song is a gem, not to be missed. If you have ever loved an animal, you will feel a kinship with Kay as she so beautifully describes that precious gift of unconditional love that they give us. If you have ever grieved the loss of an animal friend, Kay understands the depth of that loss."
and#151;Judy Carman, author of Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken's Soul
"I found that reading Flash's Song before going to bed was very soothing. This is a beautiful book, profound in its simplicity and love. This is a book that brings great comfort and perhaps the real miracles are within its magical pages."
and#151;Judy Nelson, author of Choices and Love Match
About the Author
is a writer and the bestselling author of Lauren's Story: An American Dog in Paris
, A Walk Through Paris
, and The Beagle
, a TFH Publication. Kay has been published in English, German, and French. She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received a BA from the University of Virginia and studied English literature at Kingand#8217;s College, University of London, where she earned her MA and PhD. She lives in Virginia.