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Friday, June 4, 2010

Huck


Author:  Janet Elder
Publication Date:  September 2010
Publisher:  Broadway Books (Random House)
289 pages

Huck is a page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family’s devotion to each other.
 
Michael was four when his relentless campaign for a dog began. At seven he made a PowerPoint presentation, “My Dog,” with headings like “A Childhood Without a Dog is a Sad Thing.” His parents, Janet and Rich, were steadfast; bringing a dog into their fast-paced New York City lives was utterly impractical.

However, on a trip to Italy, a chance happening leads Janet to reconsider, a decision then hastened by a diagnosis of breast cancer.  Janet decides the excitement of a new puppy would  be the perfect antidote to the strain on the family of months of arduous treatments for her illness. The prospect of a new puppy would be an affirmation of life, a powerful talisman for them all.

On Thanksgiving weekend, soon after the grueling months of treatments are over, Huck, a sweet, mischievous, red-haired, toy poodle joins the family and wins everyone’s heart.

A few months later the family ventures to baseball’s spring training, leaving Huck with Janet’s sister in Ramsey, New Jersey.  Barely twenty-four hours into the trip, Janet receives the dreaded phone call: Huck has slipped through the backyard fence and run away.

Broken-hearted and frantic, the family catches the first plane to New Jersey to begin a search for their lost puppy. It is a race against time, for little Huck is now lost in an area entirely unfamiliar to him, facing the threat of bears and coyotes, swamps and freezing temperatures, rain and fast cars.

Moved by the family’s plight, strangers – from school children to townspeople to the police lieutenant – join the search, one that proves to be an unyielding test of determination and faith.

Touching and warm-hearted, Huck is a spirit-lifting story about resilience, the generosity of strangers, and hope. 

TOUR CLOSED!


Tour Participants:

1. Loren - done
2. Marissa  - done
3. Betty - done
4. Stephanie  - done
5. Laura  - done 

Reviews:

Stephanie
Laura
Marissa
Loren
Betty

19 comments:

MDOBSON said...

Marissa MDobson84@gmail.com WV

StephTheBookworm said...

Oooh, I want to read it!

stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

NY

Booksnob said...

yoteach24@comcast.net

MN

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Yes!
Betty
bmcbroom@gmail.com
TN

Loren said...

lrn.mcghee@gmail.com

OK

YAY!!

Ashley said...

Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf)
ashleycsy_09@yahoo.com
GA

Crazy Book Tours Admin said...

Finally mailed to Loren. Sorry for the delay, everyone!

DC# 9102150134711232287227

Loren said...

Mailed to
Marissa on 7/7/2010

DC# 03093220000191410924

MDOBSON said...

I received this today. 7/13/10

StephTheBookworm said...

Received this today.

StephTheBookworm said...

Mailed today.

DC 0310 1230 0001 4479 2762

Booksnob said...

I received Huck today on August 18th.
Thanks!

StephTheBookworm said...

My review:

http://stephthebookworm.blogspot.com/2010/08/arc-review-huck-by-janet-elder.html

Booksnob said...

Mailed to BETTY
DC: 0310 0480 0002 9074 6868

Booksnob said...

Here is the link to my review.

http://booksnob-booksnob.blogspot.com/2010/08/huck.html

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

received Huck!

MDOBSON said...

Sorry I didn't post my review before I didn't know we were supposed to post it in the comment section. Anyways, here is my review, it was posted back on July 15...
http://sizzlinghotbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/huck-by-janet-elder.html

Loren said...

My review was posted July 5th.

here is the link:
http://heartofabookworm.blogspot.com/2010/07/huck-review.html

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Link to review of Huck
http://www.reflectionswithcoffee.com/2010/10/review-huck.html

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