The Hopeful Year in the Life of a Rescue Dog
From Adam Carpenter, he reveals his true self and his love of his husband and his dog.
Meet Shadow, a beautiful Black Labrador/Greyhound mix, a dog with a sweet temperament and a need for speed. He has a few things to say…more than a few, actually. An entire year’s worth! Welcome to…
THE SHADOW DIARIES
In this heartfelt, funny, and ultimately inspiring memoir, Shadow recounts the first year that he came to live with his two Daddies, known as DJ and DS. Since they rescued him from the SPCA, Shadow chronicled his life in a weekly series of diary entries, first posted as a Facebook blog. From getting settled in his new home, to his Daddies learning his quirks (there are many!), to celebrations and holidays and road trips, Shadow experienced so much.
Now, all those of his adventures have been compiled together in this volume, representing a progression of three lives sharing their days, their nights, laughing and bonding with every passing season.
Along the way, Shadow shares stories of other dogs and how he met his extended family. He even sings songs! He narrates the story of a wedding. He learns about art and about theatre. But what he most likes are his daily walks. By day, he has lots of energy and loves to play “Triple Fetch.” At night, though, he enjoys snouncing. It’s a word he made up.
Filled with poignancy, humor, and heart, THE SHADOW DIARIES will restore your faith in all the good that exists in the world. Shadow’s unique story is an expression of the joys we seek in our lives. This insightful pup reveals what we all know in our souls. Indeed, this Shadow knows the secret to life.
The final entry reveals Shadow’s ultimate truth. But as he sings at one point, “Let’s start at the very beginning.” It’s a very good place to start.
A DOG CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. YOUR LIFE CAN RESCUE HIS.
COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT, AS WELL AS ENDORSEMENTS FROM DOGS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY!
Or check out theshadowdiariesbook on Instagram for lots more photos and upcoming extras.
Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 1
Romantic Content: 1
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 46-65
Protagonist 2 Age: 46-65
Tropes: InstaLove / Love at First Sight, Married Life, Pets Are 'Portant, Wide-Eyed Innocence
Word Count: 27,000
Setting: New Jersey, Manhattan
Languages Available: English
I write books under the Adam Carpenter name, and also under the name Joseph Pittman. This book is nonfiction, the story of how my husband and I adopted a rescue dog named Shadow. He narrates the story from his voice, and presents an inspiring and funny story of his life, our lives, our wedding, our road trips. Shadow's book will bring a smile to your face, and maybe a tear to your eye. My husband, Steve, designed the cover along with my publisher. He's an artist and art teacher. This project was a true family production!
The print edition is an 8x8 trade paperback, a gift book for the dog lover in your life. It's also available as an eBook and audiobook. Follow him on Instagram at theshadowdiariesbook.