Saving Simon

How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion
eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z08575
Released: Oct 07, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490625614
Narrator/s: Tom Stechschulte
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When Jon Katz got a call from an animal control officer about Simon, a neglected donkey who had been found on a failing farm in upstate New York, he wasn't expecting to add another animal to his already full life. But when he made the trek out to meet him, he couldn't help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey who had already suffered so much, and he ended up taking him into his home. It was Simon who listened in the fields as Jon read to him and discussed philosophy. And it was Simon who forced Jon to confront the most difficult parts of life. And ultimately, it was Simon who brought Jon to a new understanding about mercy and compassion. In this heartwarming and heartrending memoir, Jon Katz plumbs the depths of the human-animal bond with his trademark grace, strength and skill. Jon Katz has written twenty-six books, including works of nonfiction, novels, short stories, and books for children. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, and the AKC Gazette, and has worked for CBS News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer; he is also a photographer. He lives on Bedlam Farm, in upstate New York, with his wife, the artist Maria Wulf, and their dogs, donkeys, barn cats, sheep, and chickens.


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Saving Simon
Product Number: BX00031139
Product Number:Z08575
Product Number:C03244

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Author(s): Jon Katz
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number C03244
Released: Oct 10, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490625607
Author(s): Jon Katz
Narrator(s): Tom Stechschulte
Product Number MP1410
Released: Oct 15, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490640136
Author(s): Jon Katz
Product Number EB00322021
Released: Oct 07, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780804177283

Professional reviews

"Writer Jon Katz considers the nature of human compassion as he tells how he took in a donkey starved by its previous ownerÑthe worst case of animal neglect the local humane officer had ever seen. His surprise at the way Simon screams in pain gives way to his admiration for the fighting spirit of the donkey. Narrator Tom Stechschulte's folksy style captures the affection Katz has for Simon's trusting nature and gentleness. Listeners hear these traits echoed in the friendship between a border collie and a blind pony, a story as fascinating as Simon's. Stechschulte's narration brings listeners into the world of Katz's upstate New York farm. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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