A Dog Named Christmas

A Dog Named Christmas

By Greg Kincaid

Doubleday Books, Hardcover, 9780385525985, 148pp.

Publication Date: November 4, 2008


In this heartwarming novel, author Greg Kincaid tells the tender story of how one very special dog changed the lives of his adoptive family and an entire town forever.

" Todd, they always want you to adopt a dog. That's what they do. Besides, we don t need another animal around here, and most definitely not a dog.
"When Todd McCray, a developmentally challenged young man still living on his parents Kansas farm, hears that a local animal shelter is seeking temporary homes for its dogs during the days leading to Christmas, he knows exactly what he wants for the holidays. His father objects, but Todd's persistence quickly wins out. Soon the McCrays are the short-term foster family for a lovable pooch the young man names "Christmas."
But what about all the other dogs who will be forced to spend the Yuletide season in cages? In the days that follow, Todd uses his special gifts of persuasion to encourage his hometown to participate in the Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program. What follows from his small act of kindness will teach his family, and his community, about peace on earth and good will toward men and animals.

About the Author
Greg Kincaid, New York Timesbestselling author ofA Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker, is a practicing lawyer in Kansas who helped start the Changing Lives through Literature program and has served as the chairman of the Optimist Oratory Contest for the last seven years. The father of five children, he lives on a farm in western Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife and two dogs.