August 30, 2010

Giveaway: Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love by Larry Levin

Synopsis:  In the bestselling tradition of "Rescuing Sprite" comes the story of a puppy brought back from the brink of death, and the family he adopted.

In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.

Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the people who were determined to rescue this dog against all odds, and of the family who took him home, named him "Oogy" (an affectionate derivative of ugly), and made him one of their own.



Thanks to the lovely Anna Balasi at Hachette Book Group, I have two copies of this sure to be heartwarming tale to give away.  If you are an animal lover like me, as you read the synopsis you probably felt your heart tug and a jumble of overwhelming emotion overtake you, giving you a strong desire to ascertain for yourself that Oogy's story ends happily.  I know I did.  So don't hesitate!  My copy is on the way to me - - you too can own a copy of Oogy

To enter, simply leave me a comment with your name and email address. NO EMAIL ADDRESS, NO ENTRY! U.S. and Canada only (my apologies to our overseas friends) and no P.O. boxes. Winners are  subject to the one copy per household rule. 

Contest to end on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. PST and the lucky winner drawn on Sunday, September 19, 2010.


Good luck!






54 comments:

elizabeth said...

This sounds like such a cute story!

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nhertel85 said...

Sounds like a tear jerker but I'd love to read it!

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Doretta said...

I would love to read this book

AFSS said...

This sounds like a terrific book.

Alasandra

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Melissa (Books R Us) said...

What a cute book.

Melissa(at)booksrusonline(dot)com

debbie said...

This sounds like a great story of saving a dog.
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

How sweet! Nice review :)
(not an entry)

Jessi E. said...

Okay, how sweet and adorably, oogily cute is this dog!?! I would LOVE to read this book! :) Seriously, just look at him added to to my TBR list!

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Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds lovely - I want a dog!!!!! But lacking dog, would love to read this book.

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Heather said...

Sounds like a great read I would la la LOVE to win!

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darbyscloset said...

I love animal touching stories so please pick me as your winner or one of them!!!
Thanks so much
Darby
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Wanda said...

I love dogs so much and cried just reading the synopsis. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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AmandaSue said...

This sounds like such an awesome story, and Oogy looks like such a loving dog.

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Brittany said...

looks like a book i would enjoy.




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Teresa said...

I would love to read this book. reesa1 at rocketmail dot com

Jane said...

We've had a lot of incidents of animal cruelty here in Baltimore -- most have not had a happy ending. Glad to see a family take this dog and give it a home. Would love to read this book and then pass it on to my fellow animal lovers.

Anonymous said...

oh that face!
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Debbie said...

I'd love a chance to read this book. I'm a huge animal lover and this sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks.

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krbiwasaka said...

Frisky, our career-changed guide dog, is the heart of our home. I would love to read about another.
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Jane said...

Forgot the email -- jane.redpen@gmailcom

Looks like a great read.

Patsy said...

This is such a heart-warming story! It's horrible what some humans can do to animals.
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pennyt said...

All my pets are rescues, so I'm a sucker for a great rescue story.

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in this contest. I love stories about dogs.



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Ginny said...

My wonderful dog, Charlie, passed away after 15 beautiful years. He brought such happiness to our lives and was always a comfort and joy to all of us. I would love to read about Oogy and his family.

rubynreba said...

Please enter me. I really enjoy animal stories and this looks good.
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Benita said...

I'd love to read this book. Please count me in.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am a dog lover and have two little bundles of joy. But, I think it's a bad practice to have people post their email addresses on a comment page that can be seen by anyone and everyone! Not appropriate...Sherri

nanja said...

I would love to be a winner!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story cannot wait to read it.
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Melissa said...

What a wonderful story cannot wait to read it.
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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds really heartwarming. How anyone could do this to a defenseless dog!

I am a new follower on gfc

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Hot Mess said...

I love dogs! evacovec@gmail.com

Jean said...

Sounds like a great book!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read, we have a found dog that had been run over and she has been with us 12 years now.

futblwf said...

Sounds like a fun read.
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marleenandlouie said...

I love rescue stories, especially about dogs that make peoples lives more special. It makes me cry Happy Tears.

Micrapol said...

I'd love to win! What a great story.

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pderi11 said...

This looks like a great book. We all need some inspiration at times.
Good luck to everyone trying to win a copy of this book. Hoping I am one of them. Thanks
Pat
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Ruthie said...

Love that picture! Please enter me, thanks.

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Anonymous said...

I am already in tears just from reading the synopsis as well as jumping up and down with my pom poms cheering for this family who dared to save Oogy!

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bison61 said...

sounds like a wonderful story

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Marie said...

This sounds like such a sweet book, I would love to read it.

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Sandy said...

Sounds like a fantastic book! Would love to read it!

windycindy said...

What an endearing family and a very lucky dog...
This is definitely my kind of book to read!
Many thanks, Cindi
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Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

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dollycas aka Lori said...

My entire family now wants to read this book after reading your synopsis. Please enter us!!

Dollycas
dollycas79 at gmail dot com.

Andrea Schultz said...

We had to put our dear 15 year old English Cocker Toby to sleep last Saturday (9/11) so I could use a good pup story.
Blessings and thanks -
Andrea
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Pitching Pencils said...

That sounds wonderful!

Krista
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Elise said...

Elise
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Stephie C said...

OMG I have tears streaming down just watching the video! What a great story!
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Sheila Deeth said...

Oh boy. That book sounds irresistable, as does the dog.

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Sheila Deeth said...

Wandered over from Goodreads, but I guess I'd already entered. Still not got a dog.

Renahe said...

I would love to read this book. renahe_90AThotmailDOTcom