From Greg Kincaid, author of the bestselling A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker, comes another heartwarming holiday tale, A Christmas Home
Kincaid's latest is an inspiring testament to the power of friendship, family, and community and is sure to be a favorite among animal lovers.
- Imprint: Crown Publishers
- On sale: October 30, 2012
- Price: $16.00
- Pages: 240
- ISBN: 9780307951977
“The perfect holiday season read… Just the thing to curl up on the couch with, your best pal by your side.” –Modern Dog Magazine
“A Christmas Home is a heartwarming read and not just for the holidays. It shows the deep connection and love between humans and animals, and how anyone, no matter their limitations, can find their passion. Well written and uplifting, this story is sure to please animal lovers.” —New York Journal of Books
“Fans of Kincaid’s A Dog Named Christmas will welcome another story featuring the McCray family and their rescue dog, Christmas…. Dog lovers and anyone looking for a heartwarming Christmas story will enjoy Kincaid’s latest.” –Library Journal
Praise for Christmas with Tucker (2010)
“Greg Kincaid has written a solid, earnest holiday tale about hard work, family and the importance of a
good dog.” —Washington Post
“Cute, hopeful . . . heartwarming.” —Publishers Weekly
“Kincaid spins an immensely satisfying coming-of-age tale . . . Although I am well aware that Christmas titles flood bookstores each December 1, I also know that Christmas with Tucker, along with the author’s earlier novel, should rise above the literary tinsel and glitz to become a holiday classic.” —Best Friends
“This simple but strong story celebrates the beauty of everyday things, the power of love and humility, the singular grace that is a good dog, and the mysterious ability of that grace to transform the human heart. A perfect Christmas read.” —Dean Koontz
From Greg Kincaid, the New York Times bestselling author of the much-loved book A Dog Named Christmas (also a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie called “enchanting” and “mercilessly affecting” by the Wall Street Journal) and its prequel Christmas with Tucker, comes a third canine holiday tale, A CHRISTMAS HOME (Crown, October 30, 2012), just in time for the holiday season.
Readers first met and fell in love with Todd McCray in A Dog Named Christmas when Todd’s ability to convince his family to give a shelter dog named Christmas a home for the holidays turned into community-wide participation in an Adopt a Dog for Christmas program. A CHRISTMAS HOME finds Todd now twenty-four years old and working at the local shelter, where he meets and becomes best friends with Laura, a young volunteer whose struggles are more physical than developmental. Having never quite felt he fit in due to his own developmental disability, Todd has found his calling among the volunteers at the shelter and caring for its animals, and his friendship with Laura is sealed when he uses his talents working with dogs to train Gracie, a beautiful retriever who helps Laura with the day-to-day life tasks that are difficult for her.
Todd’s work at the shelter has allowed him more independence than his parents had thought possible and given him a sense of belonging and pride for the difference he has made in their community, but like so many other small towns, Crossing Trails has been hit hard by tough economic times. Just as struggling families are abandoning more and more dogs and the shelter is swelling to capacity, the mayor informs Todd’s boss that the shelter must close its doors before the end of the year. But what will happen to Todd if the shelter closes, and what will happen to his budding romantic relationship with Laura?
Bringing his penchant for crafting heartwarming holiday stories to real life, Kincaid helped start the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program, which he will be continuing to promote with Petfinder this year, and, like his work, his latest novel is an inspiring testament to the power of friendship, family, and community. Told with the same reverence for classic storytelling tradition that characterizes Kincaid’s previous two tales, A CHRISTMAS HOME is a charming fireside read and sure to be another holiday classic.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: GREG KINCAID, author of A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker, is a practicing lawyer who specializes in family law mediation. He is also an active advocate for literacy and for the humane treatment of animals. He helped start the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program, which has found homes for tens of thousands of shelter dogs. The father of five children, he lives on a farm in western Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife, two cats, and two dogs. To find adoptable pets near you, visit Petfinder.com.