Until Tuesday is Horse Boy meets Dewey (with a bit of Tuesdays with Morrie thrown in).
UNTIL TUESDAY is the story of how Tuesday, a service dog, helps to heal a shattered soldier.
Luis Carlos Montalvan is a 17-year veteran and retired captain of the US Army. Even after suffering stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury and three broken vertebrae, Captain Luis chose to remain at his post on the Iraq-Syria border. In his mind, he had come this far, now wasn't the time to abandon his comrades.
However, when Luis returned home, the pressures and injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia and crippling PTSD drove him to the brink of suicide. And that's when he met Tuesday.
UNTIL TUESDAY entwines Luis' story of courage and bravery with that of his trusted dog, Tuesday, and shows how a brave soldier who fought tirelessly for his country, found a way back from the devastation of being injured in action, with the help of his canine friend.
About the Author
Luis Carlos Montalvan 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' own writing is published in The New York Times and the Washington Post.
'Wow, what a book! I think I was crying on page 3. The collision of man and dog, and the unbreakable bond they form, made my heart leap. Everyone should read this book to better understand not only the ravages of war, but the amazing capacity of the human spirit to rebound. I dare anyone to read this book and not believe in the power of love to heal.' Lee Woodruff, author of In an Instant (with Bob Woodruff) and Perfectly Imperfect 'A deeply moving story of service, sacrifice, and restoration. Years from now when critics assemble the canon of Iraq War literature, look for Until Tuesday to make everyone's short list.' Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War 'This story of an incredible service dog is both touching and warm. Some of the struggles are painful to read, because they are so real, but that only makes the triumphs more uplifting. In the course of these pages, Tuesday truly becomes a hero, as does Luis Montalvan. This book feels like more than a joy; it feels necessary.' Vicki Myron, #1 NYT bestselling author of Dewey 'Until Tuesday explores the unique bond that can occur between dogs and people that ennobles both. This book is a moving tribute to the courage and perseverance of a man as well as the love and the devotion of a remarkable and unforgettable dog.' Larry Levin, New York Times bestselling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love 'This is a profoundly honest book filled with vital lessons about loss, friendship, war -- and the loving bonds that can save us in our lowest moments. We are all lucky that Capt. Montalvan and his dog Tuesday found each other, for in their story we see the possibilities in our own lives.' Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The New York Times bestseller, The Last Lecture 'Luis and Tuesday are two true American heroes. This powerful story is a testament to the courage of veterans both on and off the battlefield. The incredible relationship Luis and Tuesday share is a testament to the power of friendship and service. Far too many veterans face challenges when the invisible wounds of war follow us from the frontlines to our lives back home. Luis is a critical voice for our community, reminding every single veteran that they are not alone. Luis and Tuesday have been instrumental in helping to erase the stigma of invisible wounds, and luckily this book is just the beginning of their incredible story.' Paul Rieckhoff, Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Author of Chasing Ghosts 'Luis and Tuesday were one of the original sources of inspiration for my very first piece of legislation. Luis' story of military service, his struggles with visible and invisible wounds of war, and the dog who helped save his life is as compelling on the page as when you hear it in person.' Senator Al Franken
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th February 2012
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1