The Year of the Dogs is an unforgettable story of love, friendship and addiction. Tempered with humor, this tender memoir shows the simple pleasures of a starlit sky, a dog's smile, even a last goodbye. Though the raw pain of loss is palpable, Sheva shares her secrets to survival: an indomitable spirit and an amazing ability to love and to forgive.
Born in New Jersey, author Marie Sheva lived in Stuttgart, Germany for eight years. She settled in Rhode Island in 1995 and currently resides in East Greenwich, RI with her husband Jim and daughter Jenna. Her first published memoir, The Year of the Dogs, is a compelling account of Sheva's quest to find peace and redemption in the wake of her boyfriend’s fatal drug overdose in September of 2000.
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