Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway-Katie Up and Down the Hall by Glenn Plaskin

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.

I have one copy of this to giveaway. Please leave a comment with your email to enter. The contest is open to US and Canada. The winner will be chosen on August 19.




16 comments:

  1. please count me in ... thanks :)

    karenk
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  2. I like to read animal stories and I know I would enjoy this.

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  3. I would LOVE to read this! I love memoirs and books about dogs. Sounds amazing.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

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  4. This fascinating and unique memoir sounds compelling and memorable. thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I would love to read Katie Up and Down the Hall :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  7. Sounds like a compelling story! I can understand how a dog can bring people together, as our dog is the center of our little family, and she is never alone--she is always seeking out someone's attention.

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  8. I love dog stories, and this sounds like a good one! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  9. This wonderful book sounds so emotional and perfect for all. Thanks for this giveaway.rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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  11. I would love this - fingers crossed!
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  12. This sounds incredible, I would love to be entered.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  13. I'd like to enter, please.

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  14. You hooked me with the dog, we raised cocker spaniels when I was growing up so I love dog stories. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  15. Katie Up and Down the Hall sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for giveaway!
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  16. I have added this title to my wishlist. I would love to win a copy. Please enter me! Thanks!

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