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The Dog Who Danced

Susan Wilson

St. Martin's Griffin

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? 

 

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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“You gonna finish that?” Artie stubs a blunt finger in the direction of my English muffin. We’re sitting in a Travel America rest stop, one of the several that we’ve visited on this west-to-east run. He likes to keep on schedule; I like to pause for an hour and get the blood flowing in my legs again after hours in the cab of the eighteen-wheeler, inhaling Artie’s cigarette smoke and drinking warm, flat Coke. TAs are little shopping centers, catering to folks who live on the road, modern Gypsies, with anything you can think of for your vehicle
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Susan Wilson's novel The Dog Who Danced. From the New York Times bestselling author of One Good Dog comes a novel about a woman's cross-country journey to find her lost dog, and discover herself. 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 gray and black Sheltie—that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home

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"If you are a dog lover looking for a good read, you should definitely pick up a copy...this is a heartfelt story." – Phillyburg.com

 

"A heartwarming tale." —Publishers Weekly

"A superior entry in the growing genre of canine-centric fiction." —Booklist

 

"Susan Wilson dishes up another captivating story that will keep you hooked until the last page is turned." —Modern Dog magazine

 

"I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to dog lovers and “non-dog” people alike"--BellaDog

 

 “The Dog Who Danced simply can’t be missed.” –The Augusta Chronicle

"If you are a dog lover looking for a good read, you should definitely pick up a copy...this is a heartfelt story." – Phillyburg.com

 

"A heartwarming tale." —Publishers Weekly

"A superior entry in the growing genre of canine-centric fiction." —Booklist

 

"Susan Wilson dishes up another captivating story that will keep you hooked until the last page is turned." —Modern Dog magazine

 

"I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to dog lovers and “non-dog” people alike"--BellaDog

 

 “The Dog Who Danced simply can’t be missed.” –The Augusta Chronicle

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  • Susan Wilson

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

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