Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog (Paperback)
David Rosenfelt’s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David’s nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that’s about it.
Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: it’s not the human), and why random barking can never be eliminated. Lessons from Tara is infused with David’s trademark wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.
About the Author
DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of more than twenty Andy Carpenter novels, including One Dog Night, Collared, and Deck the Hounds; its spinoff series, The K-Team; the Doug Brock thriller series, which starts with Fade to Black; and stand-alone thrillers including Heart of a Killer and On Borrowed Time.
Rosenfelt and his wife live in Maine with an ever-changing pack of rescue dogs. Their epic cross-country move with 25 of these dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation, is chronicled in Dogtripping.
“Getting into animal rescuing is not anything most people plan, and David Rosenfelt is no different. It is usually that one special animal that has touched your heart, and in David's case, it was Tara who changed his life. If you are an animal rescuer, you will no doubt see yourself in the pages of this book (perhaps many times over!), and if you're not, this book just might encourage you to go out and save some animals. David is one of the good guys...truly an animal lover.” —Judy Francis of Animal Radio
“Lovely, funny, poignant...Dog lovers will relish the wit and wisdom in these pages, while perhaps being thankful to share a bed with only one or two creatures.” —The Dodo
“Humorous and touching recollections of some of the hundreds of dogs [Rosenfelt] has adopted and what he has learned in his journey. It may just inspire the reader to rescue a dog or two.” —Chicago Tribune
“Readers who enjoyed 2013’s Dogtripping . . . should have a good time. . . . Entertaining.” —Booklist