meta name=", pub-4807045201008872, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Ginger High- Books R Us: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF THE AUDIOBOOK KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL BY G. PLASKIN

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family
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.

My Thoughts-

I really enjoyed the audiobook. I am a cat person but I have known a few dogs that have brought people together. This is a wonderful book that any animal lover will love. The author did a great job of narrating the audiobook. I actually felt that I was right there with Katie and I could feel the emotions of the people around her.  So would you like to win a copy of this great audiobook? Enter my contest.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I am able to give away two copies of this book.

No PO Boxes.
US and Canada residents only.
Prizes will be sent by the publisher.
Only one copy per household allowed.

To Enter-
Please put all entries into one comment. Thank You!

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CONTEST ENDS  11/7 at 12 MN Eastern

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of the audiobook by the publisher for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.


  1. I have been wanting to read this one! It looks wonderful!


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  2. I love stories that are based around animals. This one sounds quite good.
    I am a gfc follower.+3

  3. I would love to have a copy! I am a GFC follower.

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  4. I would love to have you add this giveaway to the linky on my blog.

  5. It would be wonderful to listen to this lovely book. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I think that Katie is a beautiful dog and I'd love to listen to her story.

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  7. I am a dog lover, and I am sure I'd love to listen to this book.


  8. This looks great.

    +3 follow as Renee G on GFC.

  9. Thanks for this dog book which is unique. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. Please enter me this looks like a great audio book.



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  11. I live in a similar place with a common hall, & thought how wonderful it would be if Katie worked her magic here! + 1
    I follow in GFC + 3
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway & chance to win a feel-good read!


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