Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together PB
He was searching for his dog.
He found more than he'd ever imagined.
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. Hard-working 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 haridresser all played a part in Steven's desperate journey to find Oliver.
In the middle of it all, Steven realised that no one is ever truly alone - and that the power of community can be life-changing.
Steven J. 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. Today, Steven 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 miniature cow named Anna Belle. Oliver is Steven's first book.