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New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz has written successfully in genres ranging from mystery to nonfiction. Here he offers a moving and powerful novel, the first one inspired by life on his celebrated Bedlam Farm—and perceptively told from the point of view of Rose, a dedicated working dog.

Rose is determined and focused, keeping the sheep out of danger and protecting the other creatures on the farm she calls home. But of all those she’s looked after since coming to the farm as a puppy, it is Sam, the farmer, whom she watches most carefully.

Awoken one cold midwinter night during lambing season, Rose and Sam struggle into the snowy dark to do their work. The ever observant Rose has seen a change in her master of late, ever since Sam’s wife disappeared one day. She senses something else in the air as well: a storm is coming, but not like any of the ones she’s seen over the years. This storm feels different, bigger, more foreboding.

When an epic blizzard hits the region, it will take all of Rose’s resolve, resourcefulness, and courage to help Sam save the farm and the creatures who live there.

Jon Katz consulted with animal behavior scientists to create his unique and convincing vision of the world as seen through the eyes of a dog. Poignant, thrilling, and beautifully wrought, Rose in a Storm is a wonderfully original and powerful tale from a gifted storyteller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling…A great read.

    Roanoke Times

  • Rose in a Storm is told through the eyes of a working sheepdog…[Jon] Katz uses his extensive study of animal behavior to pen a story that rings true [and] gives Rose a powerful, believable voice.”

    Lincoln Journal Star

  • “A captivating novel that will touch your heart and soul with its tale of bravery, dedication and loyalty between dog and man.”

    Wichita Falls Times Record

  • “Heartwarming.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julia | 4/20/2011

    " Katz writes more non-fiction than fiction and it shows here in this novel in large part from the POV of the sheep dog Rose. It worked in "Call of the Wild," because the POV never changed. This may be a more accurate book, but it’s not better told. And avoid it in the winter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathleen | 4/7/2011

    " really a good read... had to wait for it, my husband ( who rarely reads fiction) picked it up to thumb through it, and read it in 2 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 3/27/2011

    " Sometimes I just like to read a good book about a good dog. OK, maybe some of it is a little bit hokie, but it's still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 3/26/2011

    " I felt like I was on the farm, worrying about the sheep with Rose. "

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About the Author

Jon Katz is a journalist and author who has written works in a variety of genres, including numerous nonfiction books on dogs. His book Dog Days was a New York Times bestseller, and his book A Dog Year was made into a movie starring Jeff Bridges. Along with his nonfiction work, he has also written the Kit DeLeeuw mystery series and is a frequent contributor to the online magazine HotWired. Before writing books, he worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. His articles have also appeared in publications such as Wired, GQ, and the New York Times.