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Publisher's Summary

A personal memoir by best-selling 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 16 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.

©2010 Glenn Paskin (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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A tear jerker but well worth the cry,,

What did you love best about Katie Up and Down the Hall?

Katie's relationship with all her neighbors

What other book might you compare Katie Up and Down the Hall to and why?

Very unique can't say I've read anything comparable

Which scene was your favorite?

Most memorable were the descriptions of the aftermath of 9/11

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Defiinitely cry!,, Reminded me so much of my own struggle to put one of my old dogs down

Any additional comments?

Loved it! Wonder if Glen ever got a new companion

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  • stephen
  • LAGO VISTA, TX, United States
  • 02-15-13

Heartwarming and enjoyable

Would you consider the audio edition of Katie Up and Down the Hall to be better than the print version?

I have not read the printed version

What did you like best about this story?

Heartwarming, sometimes sad but inspiring

What does Glenn Plaskin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His reading of Katie, Up and Down the Hall read at times by the author is oftne better than if read by an outside source

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It, was.I did nit want to stop the listening pleasure

Any additional comments?

make sure to have abox ofTissues on hand as I owna canine companion and found myself thinking, What if this happened to me.I loved the story,wher it takes places(Native New Yorker)

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  • BARBARA
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 05-05-12

What a great story.

Would you listen to Katie Up and Down the Hall again? Why?

Yes, it is so heart warming to see how Katie brought everyone together

What was one of the most memorable moments of Katie Up and Down the Hall?

It is all memorable. In the end, the concert that paid tribute to Katie.

Which scene was your favorite?

The entire book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it

Any additional comments?

Just a wonderful, heart warming story about a dog.

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  • DerbyDi
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • 12-02-11

Great story for the dog lover!

Where does Katie Up and Down the Hall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best books I've listened to all year!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how Katie brought all these strangers together and they formed a family.

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