Plaskin, Glenn. Katie Up and Down the Corridor. Center Avenue. 2010. 272 pages.
The gangly left-around runt of Candy Sue’s litter, bred by Bob and Helen Pierce and whelped by Tom and Betty Campbell, was recognized at six months aged to not be show top of the range. Twiggy, as she was nicknamed, traveled from her family on the ‘The Farm’ (P’Gell’s Kennel), in Mount Laurel, New Jersey headed for on a regular basis residing in a higher- enhance condominium in lower Manhattan. Battery Park City, the suggestion of the megalopolis, has a particular compact metropolis high quality which created the adjustment simpler. Plaskin, with the nervousness of an expectant Dad, settled in with Katie, not too long ago named simply after Katherine Hepburn.
The plucky buff cocker spaniel pup grounded Glenn Plaskin, celeb interviewer to the celebs. The creator describes the e book as essentially the most private information he has printed. It’s a memoir of how a canine tied with one another an eclectic group of neighbors to kind a family.
Gregarious by character and with the aplomb of her namesake, Katie quickly noticed doorways opened to her. Pearl known as…‘Oldest’, the grande dame of the hallway, and her fantastic-natured partner Arthur doted on the pup. Quickly 3-calendar year-previous Ryan, ‘the child’, and his single father, John, joined the pack. Pearl’s kitchen desk turned dwelling base, wherever meals had been shared, info specified and bonds nurtured. Katie’s existence was stuffed with races down the hall, costume occasions and hobnobbing with the rich and well-known.
The market is swamped with plethora of unbelievable books about canine companions focused for a pet loving viewers. What would make Glenn Plaskin’s distinctive from John Grogan’s Marley & Me and Mark Levin’s Rescuing Sprite is that Marley and Sprite are puppies that be part of an now shaped household. Katie, by incident or format, selects her pack.
The information is easy studying via and strikes at a shortly clip. Throughout the cope with are snapshots which make the intimate expertise of sharing a family album. Katie teaches the author, his buddies and the reader concerning the ties that bind a household collectively and a love which transcends demise and separation. Not unhealthy, for a Jersey girl.
***** 5 bones