The Story of Rose - Jon Katz

The Story of Rose

By Jon Katz

  • Release Date: 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Pets
Score: 4
From 106 Ratings


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 on Bedlam Farm.
“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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    By DonFos78
    Can't get it download.
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    By Phylly20
    Download not working cannot open it.i pad says its downloaded.does not open..any help?
  • The Story of Rose

    By KayBee19
    I have been waiting for this book since last year. There were some initial download issues but they are all resolved now. This ebook is a beautiful tribute to Jon Katz's beloved Border Collie Rose. You will laugh and cry and learn something along the way-how to open your heart. The pictures and videos are wonderful! Thank you Jon Katz!
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    By Shell/berr
    Changing my review. Very good book. Does not download in normal manner. You scroll vertically to read this book. Will purchase more of this author's books.
  • The Story of Rose

    By Taerude704
    I adore this book. I have rescued dogs in the past and I remembered one in particular that kind of reminded me of Rose. Interesting enough, he was a border- collie mix. I became as fond of him as Jon Katz was of his wonderful Rose. This ebook is fantastic. Do another please? I so enjoyed the pictures and the video's excluded in this book. Very heart wrenching. Jon truly understands and can express just what many dogs are about, that so many of us simply miss. Thank you for reminding me to take the time to watch and admire what each dog has to show us.
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    By Gunnargal
    It downloaded to my iPad last night but took a long time. May be the photos and video files? Be patient. Haven't read it yet , looking forward to it. In a brief look at it this morning I don't like the scrolling format.
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    By Purrrl68
    Can't write a review if the book won't down load. I enjoyed the sample but would like to finish the book! Help?!
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    By Susangeb
    The book won't download to my iPad, but it did to my iPhone . I think it will be a good book when I get it on my iPad
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    By Xyzabcdefghi41
    I can't get this book to download either. Going to quit buying books on iPad if I do not get satisfaction from Apple Support
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    By Annomousone1
    The download isn't working. Downloaded multiple time, quit and restarted I Books and performed a hard reset on I Pad. Book still won't open