Until Tuesday

A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Until Tuesday
"Captain Luis Montalvan returned home from his second tour of duty in Iraq, having survived stab wounds, a traumatic brain injury, and three broken vertebrae. But the pressures of civilian life and his injuries proved too much to bear. Physical disabilities, agoraphobia, and crippling PTSD drove him to the edge of suicide. That's when he met Tuesday - his best friend forever. Tuesday came with his own history of challenges: from the Puppies Behind Bars program, to a home for troubled boys, to the streets of Manhattan, Tuesday blessed many lives on his way to Luis. Until Tuesday unforgettably twines the story of man and dog"-- Provided by publisher.

Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, [2011], ©2011
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401324292
Branch Call Number: 362.4 Mo
Characteristics: xi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Witter, Bret


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Jul 07, 2014
  • JCLBarbaraL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A touching, informative, intriguing, and very important story of Army Captain Luis Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday. We learn how Tuesday was trained and how he and other service dogs are matched with their owners. Captain Montalvan also captures what it is like to live day-to-day with PTSD and how a dog like Tuesday can make an enormous difference in coping with the disorder. I am very excited that Luis Montalvan and Tuesday will be visiting our Antioch Library next summer (2015)! "Every Hero has a Story".

Sep 02, 2013

I have always admired those who serve our country. Now I find myself even more appreciative of what these men & women sacrifice to serve our country & how little our government does to help those that don't come back whole. I loved this book (although I skimmed much of the war stuff). Captain Montalvan uses his gift with words to bring to light the struggles of many of our vets & to point out where our country needs to step up to help these brave men & women.

Oct 19, 2012
  • timehascome rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

With tears in my eyes, I share this comment on how "Until Tuesday" affected me.
If you want to read about the journey through the difficulties of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this is the book; if you want to learn to understand the impact on the soldiers who have served or are serving in the Middle East, this book will help; if you want to know how a dog is trained to be a service dog for people with PTSD, this is a great book; if you want to feel the love of a dog for its master, you need to read this book.
Until Tuesday is heartwarming, sad, horrifying and funny, written by a very talented man. A hug for Tuesday and to Luis Carlos Montalvan

Jun 03, 2012
  • KatSu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was good, interesting, heartwarming

Oct 08, 2011
  • JudithE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book (although I skimmed much of the war stuff). This book captured extraordinarily well the relationship between a person who needs help and the service animal who brings that help and much more to him. I understand some of the war details in this book have been disputed, and I can see why that would be: the author is critical of how the US managed the war in Iraq, while supporting the efforts of soldiers on the ground. He is also critical of the support that wounded soldiers receive after returning to the US. It makes sense to me that people who do not wish to have that criticism stand would attack his book.

Jun 09, 2011

pg. 70 where stopped


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