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The Story of Rose (Enhanced Edition) [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Jon Katz
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This enhanced eBook edition—containing more than sixty photographs and eight videos (including some exclusive, never-before-seen footage)—gives a vivid and up-close view of the lovable dogs, chickens, donkeys, and sheep of Bedlam Farm.*
From the acclaimed author of A Good Dog, Dog Days, and Going Home comes this eBook original—a poignant memoir that celebrates Jon Katz’s beloved border collie, Rose, and their transformative years together.
“I like to say you get the dog you need,” Jon Katz writes, “and I don’t think any human ever needed a dog more than I needed Rose in the fall of 2003.” That year, Katz embarked on a quixotic quest, moving from the suburbs of New Jersey to a sprawling farm in upstate New York to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. And by his side was Rose, his unswervingly loyal and unflappable new dog.
Whether herding sheep on the rolling hillsides, rounding up the neighbors’ stray cows, or rescuing lambs on a freezing winter night, Rose had a nimble mind and a great love for work. Never wanting to be coddled, she watched over Bedlam Farm with singular focus and efficiency, protecting Katz and his menagerie from wild coyotes and menacing storms. Yet Rose saved Katz in more ways than he ever imagined. As he struggled to manage the farm’s daily dramas—and continued to seek his true sense of purpose—Rose connected him to his deeper humanity and a more authentic life.  
With warmth, insight, and emotional honesty, Jon Katz has written a joyful remembrance of a one-of-a-kind dog. The Story of Rose reaffirms the profound bond people share with their pets, and the ways that animals indelibly shape our lives. 
“Jon Katz understands dogs as few others do, intuitively and unburdened by sentimentality. . . . With wisdom and grace, he unlocks the canine soul and the complicated wonders that lie within and offers powerful insights.”—John Grogan, author of Marley & Me
Includes moving excerpts from Going Home, and from Jon Katz’s upcoming short-story collection, Dancing Dogs
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Product details

  • File Size: 197075 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine (6 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K8HCAA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #899,680 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as his other books 10 Jan. 2013
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I was a little disappointed by this book compared to his others. For a start it's a lot shorter and also you feel like his writing style has changed. For me that made it very difficult to get into the book and took a while till I started to enjoy it.

For those who have read his other books their seems to be some inconsistency in his story. Whether this is just due to the way it's been written I'm not sure. Early in the book the implication is that Rose is the only dog on the farm with him, those who have read his other books will be confused by this as we have read otherwise. This book seems to include the rest of his dogs and life a lot less than his other books, for example his book about Lenore (The dog who loved) in fact included all his dogs and Lenore wasn't focused on that much. Maybe this is connected with the change in writing style?

This is a good story about Rose and her life, it's well worth the read and you do find out more about her than is already mentioned in other books. You'll fall in love with her as she is such a special dog. For those that haven't read his other books I suggest you start there first. Those that have will enjoy this book but might also be a bit confused. Still worth the read though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Katz 7 Aug. 2012
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If you already know Jon's writing you'll love it. If this is your first Katz, its unlikely to be your last. A great read that will keep the 'pages' turning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brief and Beautiful 15 Dec. 2013
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Rose is one of the most loved dogs, after Devon/Orson, and is beautifully remembered in this moving portrayal of her life!
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