The Dog Who Danced (CD-Audio)

A Novel

By Susan Wilson, Fred Berman (Read by), Christina Delaine (Read by)

Macmillan Audio, 9781427217202

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/12/2012)
Mass Market (2/25/2020)
Paperback (6/18/2013)
Hardcover (3/13/2012)
Paperback (12/29/2015)
Hardcover, Large Print (4/6/2012)
Other (1/1/2013)

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March 2012 Indie Next List

“If you liked Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain this should be next on your reading list. This story of love, loss, and redemption moves between venues and characters with the grace and fluidity of a dancer. The voices of Justine, who lost Mack; Ed, who found him; and Mack, himself, move this intricate but smoothly written novel quickly from Seattle to New Bedford. I Couldn't wait to get to the next chapter and find out how these flawed, but likeable humans were affected by losing or finding Mack, and where Mack would eventually wind up. Wonderful!”
— Trish Cutsail, A Likely Story, Sykesville, MD
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Description

"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?



About the Author

Susan Wilson is the bestselling author of books including One Good Dog, Cameo Lake and Beauty, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which was made into a CBS-TV movie. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard.

Fred Berman is a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphone Award for Audiobook Narration and the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in Spy the Lie. He has read a number of audiobooks for young listeners, including Judy Blume’s Soupy Saturdays with The Pain & The Great One and Andrew Clements’s The Last Holiday Concert. He has also narrated the audiobooks for Robert Kirkman’s popular series, The Walking Dead.

Berman is an accomplished actor of both the stage and screen as well, performing on Broadway as Timon in The Lion King and off-Broadway in Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and King Lear. On television, Berman has had roles on NBC’s hit series Smash as well as All My Children and Law and Order. He lives in New York City.



Christina Delaine is a SOVAS Voice Arts Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded over 100 audiobooks. She is also an Audie Award nominee. An accomplished stage and voice actor, Delaine has appeared on stages across the country and has voiced scores of commercials and video games.


Praise For The Dog Who Danced: A Novel

“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