The Dog Who Danced

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The Dog Who Danced

Format:  Hardcover,

314 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9780312674991

ISBN-10: 0312674996

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"Multiple hankies, dog lovers...this is an emotional read." -"Library Journal"


If there's been a theme in Justine Meade's life, it's 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, they're 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 dog's instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether it's as Justine's partner, or just the ebb and flow of a family's rhythms, it's 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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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9780312674991
ISBN-10: 0312674996
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 314
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.87
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.84 x 1.13 x 8.53
Walmart No.: 9780312674991

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Review by Library Journal (2012-02-15)

Wilson's second canine novel (after the best-selling One Good Dog) again pulls at readers' heartstrings. Mack is a gray-and-white shel tie whose owner, Justine Meade, has taught him to dance. Living in Seattle, Justine, a divorced single mother, has only Mack as her constant companion. When she learns that her father is dying, the financially strapped Justine pays a truck driver $300 to take her and Mack to Boston. But he abandons Justine at a truck stop with Mack in the backseat and later dumps the dog by the side of the road.

Verdict: Told from multiple points of view (Justine's, Mack's, and a couple who find the lost Mack), this is an emotional read about dealing with loss, accepting things you cannot change, and moving on with your life. Recommended for those who love dogs and enjoyed Wilson's earlier work.

[See Prepub Alert, 9/23/11.] - Susan Hayes, Chattahoochee Valley Libs., Columbus, GA

(c). Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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

If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s 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, they’re 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 dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether it’s as Justine’s partner, or just the ebb and flow of a family’s rhythms, it’s 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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