The Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson

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8 Critic Reviews

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.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

"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?

 

About Susan Wilson

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Susan Wilson is the author of Beauty--a modern retelling of Beauty And The Beast (S&S 1997) which was made into a CBS-TV movie--as well as four other novels.  She lives on Martha's Vineyard. 
 
Published March 13, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Dog Who Danced
All: 8 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Feb 23 2012

...there is predictable anthropomorphism, and Wilson readily relies on a Sheltie’s nature and behavior to drive the emotion-packed story to its somewhat too-easy climax.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 03 2012

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.

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Knox News

Excellent
Reviewed by Donna Cruze on Apr 02 2012

If you're a dog person, you'll love it. If you're a Sheltie person, you must read this book...Five stars.

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Deidre Wengen

Excellent
Reviewed by Deidre Wengen on Mar 12 2012

If you are a dog lover looking for a good read, you should definitely consider picking up a copy of Susan Wilson's new novel.

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Pamela Hogle

Below average
Reviewed by Pamela Hogle

...there are... elements of the story and details that seem contrived, and it is a lightweight read

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Terri Schlichenmeyer

Above average
on Apr 09 2012

There's no doubt that "The Dog Who Danced" will do a little two-step on your heart. Wilson is, paws-down, a master at character development and it's uncanny how she gets inside the furry heads of her smallest characters.

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Good
Reviewed by Becky on Feb 09 2012

This will be a must-read title for all those who have a soft heart for the warm and cuddly.

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Ranny Green

Good
Reviewed by Ranny Green

An emotional bumpy ride from cover to cover, “The Dog Who Danced” is spirited and simplified, sometimes hip deep in cynicism, yet always offering an earthy ray of hope.

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