Ramona, California - Looking for a new book to dive into? Branch Manager Ellie Slade from the Ramona Library has got a great recommendation for you.

What it's called: “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog”

Who wrote it: Luis Carlos Montalván

Read it if you liked: “A Big Little Life”

What it's about: This book is a full color photographic essay spun from the soothing voice of a golden retriever service dog, “Tuesday,” who assists a disabled Army veteran, Captain Montalván, as he reenters civilian life after several combat tours in Iraq.

Both children and adult readers will be captivated by the crisp photos and narrative that provide a touching glimpse into the everyday world of the service dog and his owner. With each page, the reader shares the challenges faced by the retired soldier and his retriever as they wade through the streets of New York. Montalván wrote this book as a spin off from his New York Times bestselling book, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.

The original book received numerous awards, and Montalván has been featured on NPR, CNN, National Geographic and other programming. Captain Montalván is a decorated veteran who has received two Bronze stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor and the Combat Action Badge. He is currently recovering from a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder with the help of his loving canine companion.

How to get your hands on it: Visit your local County library, request it in the library bookmobile or see if it's available online through e-books.


Check out past recommended reads on the County library blog.