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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wilson Narrator: Fred Berman, Christina Delaine Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781427217219
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"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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Newman | 9/28/2013

    " This is most definitely one of the best books I have ever read, and it does a god job of illustrating how the love of a pet can heal a wounded soul. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/9/2012

    " For anyone who has loved a dog. Not extremely well-written, but definitely kept my interest. Story of love, loss, and coming to terms with both. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of One Good Dog and A Man of His Own, among other novels. She has worked in the field of non-profit development and is currently the editor of the Dukes County Intelligencer, the scholarly journal of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Her love of animals extends through several species including dogs, cats, birds, and horses, and she won the Maxwell Prize for Fiction from the Dog Writers Association of America in 2013. Susan lives in Martha’s Vineyard.

About the Narrators

Fred Berman has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration and is the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in Spy the Lie. He is a theater, film, and television actor, whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.

Christina Delaine has trod many boards, including the ones at the Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, Actors Theater of Louisville, Ensemble Studio Theater, and Peterborough Players. Her favorite gigs include Jewtopia and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and the Kentucky Repertory Theater. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.