Dog Days

Dog Days

Book - 2007
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In Dog Days , Jon Katz, the squire of Bedlam Farm, allows us to live our dreams of leaving the city for the country, and shares the unpredictable adventure of farm life. The border collies, the sheep, the chickens, the cat, the ram, and one surprisingly sociable steer named Elvis all contribute to the hum (and occasional roar) of Bedlam. On timeless summer days and in punishing winter storms, Katz continues his meditation on what animals can selflessly teach us-and what we in turn owe to them. With good neighbors, a beautiful landscape, and tales of true love thrown in, Dog Days gives us not only marvelous animal stories but a rich portrait of the harmonious world that is Bedlam Farm.


Praise for Dog Days :

"Anyone who has ever loved an animal, who owns a farm or even dreams of it, will read Dog Days with appreciation and a cathartic lump in his or her throat."
-The Washington Post

"Katz proves himself a Thoreau for modern times as he ponders the relationships between man and animals, humanity and nature, and the particularly smelly qualities of manure."
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Katz constructs the perfect blend between self-revelation and his subtle brand of humor."
-The Star-Ledger

"City-dweller-turned-farmer Katz . . . returns with further adventures from his animal-filled upstate New York sheep farm. Charming."
-People

"The perfect summer book . . . You will not be disappointed."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A new twist on the American dream."
-The Christian Science Monitor

"Thoroughly enchanting."
-The Dallas Morning News


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400064045
Characteristics: 273 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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Meggie1959 Jul 12, 2012

This was a very readable book, cute stories about farm life. Suitable for a young person.

CEganAKAMmy Sep 29, 2011

I loved this book. Great read for anyone who loves animals and/or farm life. I love Mr. Katz' writing style; this book has parts that made me laugh out loud, gave me a lump in my throat and everything in between.

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megatron87
Aug 25, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. I liked that it talked about the different animals and people, and wasn't just concentrated on one aspect. I enjoy this author, I find his writing style enjoyable. He injects humour, and his own opinion of farm life which I can realate to in many ways. The down side to this book is that some parts are pretty repetative, I just skimmed over these parts though.

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