A wonderful writer explores the meaning of being human through the encounters she and her therapy dog have at a nursing home. Avoiding sentimentality, her gaze ennobles the residents as they adjust to their losses, survive insults, and permit her dog to awaken lost sentiments and abilities. Karen White's authentic interpretation of this moving book elevates Halpern's humane writing. Sounding perfectly in tune with the author's sensibilities and never losing track of the broader themes, she glides through the poetic, be-there-now passages so comfortably that you can almost see the residents' minimalist clothing and smell the cafeteria food down the hall. White also understands the role of the dog in the story: to help Halpern deliver her philosophical message without sounding too didactic. T.W. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452612102 $39.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452662107 $29.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452642109 $83.99 Six CDs
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