Rose In The Storm

Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz

I read a lot of books!  And I must admit that mysteries outrank everything else I read by probably 20 – 1.  But I do read other stuff, and sometimes I came across a book that is really special.  This is one of them and I thought I would just give it a very brief mention.  You need not be a dog lover to enjoy this.  It speaks to something far deeper than that.

By the way, I mention Watership Down.  That does not mean that Rose in a Storm is a children’s book.  Our library has it in the adult fiction section.  (I didn’t think Watership Down was a children’s book, either!)

Rose is a border collie/shepherd mix farm dog.  She has an instinctive understanding of her role on the farm. She knows she must protect and control the animals on the farm and help the farmer, Sam.  When an unparalleled winter storm hits the area it takes all of Rose’s strength and determination to help save Sam and the farm. Not since Watership Down has a book told from an animal’s perspective moved me to such a degree. This is a story of how a deep understanding of one’s role in life can impart great courage. Powerfully written, Rose in a Storm is a book not to be missed.

Published in: on February 16, 2011 at 10:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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