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From the Publisher:

A personal memoir by bestselling author and celebrity journalist Glenn Plaskin, KATIE is 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.

My Review:
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
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
*Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada.
*Hachette will not ship to P.O. Box Addresses.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, 
which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, 
you will receive only one copy of the title 

(or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail.

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Giveaway ends at Noon Central Time
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.
KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL – Giveaway and Review

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  1. Lady was my special Golden Retriever & now MJ a rescue GR has taken her place but never my heart.
    Love & Hugs,

  2. I have a special dog in my life. He's laying at my feet right now. His name is Peppi & he is our precious nine year old black poodle.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  3. We have a lttle mix Terrier "Senator" who has been with us for years. He makes all the policies and rules in the house. 🙂
    Theresa N

  4. Don and Oriet were our special neighbors/substitute grandparents back in the 60-70s. My 3 boys adored them.


  5. My favorite dog was Casper – my dad's Siberian Husky. He was a furry, beautiful, gentle dog.

    pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com

  6. I did have a special dog named Beau in my life. I have been fortunate to have had several wonderful neighbors in my life. The problem is that I live in a military town and the Army just keeps taking them away. At least I now have friends all over the world.

    Thank you,

    [email protected]

  7. I once owned a Cocker Spaniel that looked exactly like Katie. He died two years ago and I still miss him so much!

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