A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIEis a moving story about a man who discovers the true meaning of family after adopting a cocker spaniel puppy. Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie’s charms.
All of their lives are profoundly changed as they are transformed from neighbors to friends to family, with Pearl as matriarch. The motherless boy finds a “Granny”; his Dad inherits a mother, Glenn discovers a confidante. Set in New York City, we witness nearly sixteen years of antics and family adventures spanning Hollywood high times, bad health, accidents, blustery winters, even the terrors of 9/11. Through it all, the family clings to each other, sharing a deep bond that give each comfort, support and security.
Based upon a widely-read article in Family Circle, here is an unforgettable story about the love that makes a family-one that transcends the hard realities of time, tragedy, and inevitable loss.
About the Author:
Plaskin, a resident of New York City, is surrounded by more than 300 dogs in his Battery Park City complex, a neighborhood that inspired this book and the remarkable events in it.
If you are a dog lover.
If you have, or have had, a special neighbor
who has become family.
If you have a beating heart.
Grab a box of tissues, some chocolate,
and climb into bed… and start reading.
You will never forget
KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL
Words truly fail me.
I was so touched by this story.
My senior pug, George, was curled up against my back,
softly snoring…as I read most of this book.
And I’m a sap.
I’d was either smiling or crying, and would stop every
few pages, and scratch his ears, or rub his
belly…and tell him how much I loved him.
Thanks to Valerie and Hachette
I can give away 3 copies of
Katie Up And Down The Hall
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October 5th * Sending my thanks to Valerie, Hachette, and Glenn Plaskin for sharing Katie Up And Down The Hall with me. If was a pleasure and an honor to talk with you today on Blog Talk Radio.
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