Until Tuesday by Luis Carlos Montalvan
A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

90%

6 Critic Reviews

Though canine assistance and the Iraq war are both major characters, this is a valuable first-person glimpse into how someone with PTSD thinks.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier's life forever.

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover.

Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis.

Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other's souls.
 

About Luis Carlos Montalvan

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Luis Carlos Montalv n is a 17 year veteran and retired Captain of the US Army where he earned the Combat Action Badge, two Bronze Stars, and the Purple Heart. Luis' writing is published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The International Herald Tribune (among others), and NPR, CBS, AFP, BBC, C-SPAN, ANP, and Democracy Now have all featured his amazing personal tale and vocal criticism of the war. www.luiscarlosmontalvan.com.Luis lives in Brooklyn and is a student at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Bret Witter is the writer behind Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, which spent months on the Times Bestseller List and has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Hachette Books. 252 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, War, History, Self Help, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 13 2011

Though canine assistance and the Iraq war are both major characters, this is a valuable first-person glimpse into how someone with PTSD thinks.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Gayle Krevi on May 13 2012

Don't miss this inspiring book...it will give you additional insight into why we should admire our brave veterans for their courage and sacrifice.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Kathleen Mueller on Dec 11 2011

The term “must read” is over-used these days, but I cannot urge you enough to buy this book which is at once uplifting and raw to the core...

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on May 03 2011

It is a heartwarming story of courage, immense bravery, companionship and, yes, love.

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Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Good
Reviewed by Sue on Jun 01 2011

...it's a joy to read the story of Luis Montalvan and Tuesday.

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CCB La Valla Library

Good
on Mar 11 2012

A touching book highlighting the not so easy task soldiers experience when they return to their previous life and how they must cope day to day in a world that is so completely foreign to them now.

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