Release Date: January 26, 2021
About The Book:
He Was Searching for a Lost Dog. He Found More Than He’d Ever Hoped For.
On Valentine’s Day 2019, someone stole Steven Carino’s dog, Oliver, from his car. Having lost his mother at thirteen and grown up with an alcoholic father, he could always count on his dogs for comfort and company. But now, with his beloved Oliver missing, Steven felt utterly alone.
Then, the miracle. In a series of near-impossible coincidences, people from different walks of life crossed paths with Oliver and with Steven. Hardworking immigrants, wealthy suburbanites, car mechanics, deli workers, old friends, close relatives, street cops, gang members, a TV news reporter, social media followers around the world, and one very gifted hairdresser all played a part in Steven’s desperate journey to find Oliver. In the middle of it all, Steven realized that no one is ever truly alone–and that the power of community can be life-changing.
Oliver is not just a book about a stolen dog. At its core, it’s a story about kindness, friendship, and the power of faith. As Steven says, “This is more than just a dog story. This is an everybody story. This is a love story.”
Book website: www.oliverthebook.com
About The Author:
Steven Carino was born in Huntington, New York. The youngest of five children, he graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor of Science in American History. He worked as a DJ in New York City before launching careers in advertising and real estate and starting his own employment agency. Today, Steven has his own driving business and lives in a cottage in Bedford, New York, with his best friend, Oliver, and an array of sheep, goats, chickens, a horse, a rooster, and a mini-cow named Anna Belle. Oliver is Steven’s first book.
Alex Tresniowski is a former human-interest writer at People and the bestselling author of several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies. His other titles include An Invisible Thread, Waking Up in Heaven, and The Light Between Us.
A lovely and inspiring story of how a community helped a man reunite with his very special soulmate, Oliver, and how their experience transformed the two of them. This book is a definite heartwarmer.” —Claudia Kawczynska, editor-in-chief at The Bark
As a dog lover and psychologist, I consistently witness the remarkable healing power of the unconditional love and companionability of wet noses and wagging tails. When all seems lost, dogs provide emotional support, stability, and hope. Steven Carino’s tender book is much more than a book about a stolen dog. It is about loss, despair, kindheartedness, friendship, and community. Steven and Oliver were inseparable; traveling companions through life. When Oliver is stolen, Steven is in crisis; forced to confront his beliefs about himself, his family, his relationship with others, and most challenging of all, with God (dog spelled backwards). Oliver is a story of loyalty, perseverance, transformation and renewal. Steven, with the consistent encouragement and ingenuity of his sisters, friends, and strangers, takes a journey to find his dog and unexpectedly, through compassion and empathy, finds himself.”
—Dale V. Atkins, PhD, psychologist, media commentator, and coauthor of The Kindness Advantage
Bloggers On Tour:
April 19th – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews
April 19th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews
April 19th- Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked
April 20th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/
April 21st- Jayme Reads https://instagram.com/jayme_reads
April 21st – The Boozy Baking Bibliophile https://instagram.com/the_boozy_baking_bibliophile
April 23rd -Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks
April 25th – Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews
April 26th- The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader
April 28th- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020
April 30th – Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff
May 1st- Bookoholic Cafe https://instagram.com/bookoholiccafe
May 3rd-Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus
May 6th – Bookish Heidi https://instagram.com/bookish.heidi
May 11th- Coffee Books Dogs https://instagram.com/coffeedogsbooks
May 12th- Megs Book Club https://instagram.com/megsbookclub
May 14th- Nature Books and Coffee https://instagram.com/nature.books.and.coffee
May 20th – Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews
May 22nd -Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine
May 24th- Reading With Remy https://instagram.com/readingwithremy