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Katie Up and Down the Hall

The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbours into a Family

By Glenn Plaskin

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Other Information: Section: 8, colour photos
Published In: United States, 01 November 2010
One day, with a brand new puppy in his arms, Glenn Plaskin impulsively knocked on his neighbour's door, anxious for advice about how to train her. Soon after, Glenn's magnetic pet attracts 'Granny', an elderly woman living at the end of their hall. Fashion modeling, using the TV remote, and even sitting at the dinner table, Katie's antics not only bring smiles to the faces of her family, but charm the likes of Peter Jennings, Ivana Trump and Bette Midler. Katie races the neighbourhood kids up and down the halls of the apartment, befriends a group of eccentric elderly women who live nearby, and when any one of her dear friends is sick or grieving, Katie is the first one on the scene with her paws protectively on their chest. Set in New York City over a decade, we're pulled through the sharp ups and downs of life; from the beautiful surprise of four neighbours being brought together and the creation of a truly profound bond, to using that strength while living through the sheer horror of 9/11 at ground-zero. With the help of Katie the cocker spaniel, the notion of what makes a family is challenged and we're all taught something in the process.

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The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family

About the Author

Plaskin, a resident of New York City, is surrounded by more than 300 dogs in his Battery Park City complex, a neighbourhood that inspired this book and the remarkable events in it.


Katie is a dream come true to the various families living on her floor in a New York apartment. Her heart is so big that she adopts them all, making you wish you were one of them - Mary Tyler Moore 'Katie is an absolutely delightful story, so much more than a memoir. It is a wise and moving story of love found-and shared on life's journey-and then the inevitable separation. Reading it you will smile even as your eyes sparkle with - Mary Higgins Clark 'It is not surprising that Glenn Plaskin's innate talents - his insight and human touch - are wonderfully brought to the forefront in his new book KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL. It's a significant story well worth reading-Glenn has done Donald J. Trump

EAN: 9781599954301
ISBN: 1599954303
Publisher: Center Street
Dimensions: 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.7 centimetres (0.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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