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Jon Katz

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Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die (2011)
language
English
3.89 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I was looking for some books to help with the grieving process after recently losing my precious pet. Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die came up in my search. Jon Katz is a bestselling author who primarily writes about dogs.. so this book does have several dog references. ...
The Story of Rose: A Man and his Dog (2012)
language
English
4.2 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I have to admit, I found the book interesting, but not compelling. I have never been a "pet person" and therefore, did not connect with the deep feelings the author had for his dog. I did enjoy the descriptions of Rose at work and I do highly recommend it to many of my friends an...
Dancing Dogs: Stories (2012)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: A collection of short stories by Katz, the "dog author." The stories mostly center around people - people who love animals (mostly dogs) and whose lives have been impacted greatly by them. Although I don't usually like short stories that much (I prefer the commitment of a novel, ...
The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story (2013)
language
English
3.51 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Although I have loved many Jon Katz books, this one is a real disappointment. It's not really about the dog pictured; mostly it is about his relationship with the dog's owner, a woman he ends up marrying. Katz is whiny and self absorbed, which gets tiring, as he tries to sort hi...
Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me (2008)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Having lost my dad in hospice and my shadow-of-a-canine companion both within and just under a year ago, this was a poignant read. But somehow the dignity and warmth of the hospice volunteer stories and reflection on the enigmatic intuition of dogs and the deep connection they fo...
Rose in a Storm (2010)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I'm not a dog person, so I'm not even sure why I decided to read this. In fact, the author's decidedly negative attitude to cats was rather off-putting. On the plus side, with a couple of exceptions - including one rather odd excursion into mysticism - Katz seems to do an excelle...
Story of Rose: A Man and His Dog (2014)
language
English
4.21 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: "The Story of Rose: A Man and his Dog" is a memoir about Rose, the first border collie living on Bedlam Farm with Jon Katz, the author. Rose was intelligent and hard-working and according to this book saved Jon's life numerous times. "I yelled at her so often and in such frustr...
Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm (2011)
language
English
4.12 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A kid's NF book about four dogs and the jobs they do on a real farm? Sounds like fun. And it is!Here's the one problem: the text is waaaaay too repetitive. Over and over we're asked "but what is Lenore's job?" "_____ dog does this. ____ dog does that. Lenore doesn't have a job."C...
Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story (2013)
language
English
3.53 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Blech. Picked out this memoir because it is about coming to love a rescue dog. At least, that's what it was purported to be. Turns out, it was just an excuse for the author to wax poetic about his second wife and their amazing relationship. Which is bologna because they both ...
Izzy and Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me (2009)
language
English
4.03 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Good reviews and on sale...those were the two reasons I picked this book up. Touching and well narrated (audiobook) were two reasons I finished it quickly.As has been mentioned in other reviews, it's the story of a man, his travails through life, and two of his many animals. It's...
Rose na Tempestade (2010)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Jon Katz’s “Rose in a Storm” is a novel of love and labor, a work of impressive proportions with regard to its perceptive qualities. Rose, a border collie/shepherd mix, belongs to Sam, who owns a Granville farm. Together they keep the farm running and handle the inevitable situat...
Rose in a Storm (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print)) (2010)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Not being a dog person, I had my doubts about this book about a farmer and his dog surviving a snowstorm on a remote farm. But since it met at least 2 challenges, I decided to give it a try. I'm SO glad I did! What a totally wonderful book. I would rate it more than 5 stars i...
Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion (2014)
language
English
4.08 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Once again, as he did in Second Chance Dog, Jon Katz has managed to make a story about an animal mostly about him instead of the animal. I enjoyed reading about Simon and his amazing recovery from unbelievably horrific neglect. But Katz's boring diatribes on compassion that he t...
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