Based in part on a true story, Alive Day is an inspiring, affirming tale about the power of love, loyalty, and living full-out.
A Marine's "Alive Day" celebrates the survival after an almost certain death. It's a time of hope and joy.
But Antwone Carver isn't celebrating. Home from war but not quite whole, Antwone's having trouble dealing with his new physical limitations.
Psychiatrist Brenden McCarthy can relate. He thought he'd lost everything when he was blinded in a mountain climbing accident. But with God's help, he's now living a satisfying life and feels called to help Antwone do the same. Problem is, he's hit one dead end after another trying to reach this bitter young Marine.
Enter Brenden's big-hearted and courageous black Labrador, Nelson. With boundless energy, contagious optimism, and a big heart, Nelson shows them both what it means to live a truly abundant life.
The journey Brenden began in the heartwarming novel Together continues with Alive Day.
Betty White is an award-winning actress who has appeared in such iconic television classics as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Her most recent appearance, as Elka in Hot in Cleveland, has garnered her two consecutive Emmy Awards and a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. She also just won her first Grammy Award. She celebrated her 90th birthday in January 2012 and lives in Los Angeles, California with her dog, Pontiac.
Tom Sullivan is both a performer and a bestselling author. Blind since birth, he wrote the national bestseller If You Could See What I Hear (which was made into a movie), has appeared over 60 times on the Tonight Show, served for over five years as special correspondent for Good Morning America, sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and received the Books for a Better Life Award for Seeing Lessons. He's also appeared as a guest star in many television hits, including Designing Women, Highway to Heaven, Fame, M.A.S.H, Mork & Mindy, and WKRP in Cincinnati, and has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award. He also competes in golf tournaments, marathons, and triathlons. He lives in Los Angeles, California.read more
Reviews for Alive Day: A Story of Love and Loyalty
Psychiatrist Brendan McCarthy knows a thing or two about struggles and dealing with curve balls. She about seven years ago, Brendan was mountain climbing when he had an accident that left him blind for the rest of his life. Luckily for Brendan, he has met the perfect companion in Nelson, a black Labrador with a heart of gold. Antwone Carver thought his life was over. He survived a critical situation, which has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Antwone felt like he has nothing else to live for. He pushed away his wife. Dr. McCarthy gets called upon to help consul Antwone. When Antwone first meets Brendan, he doesn’t realize that Brendan is blind, as Nelson is not with him. Dr. McCarthy tries everything he can possible think of to connect with Antwone but nothing seems to work. Nelson teaches Antwone that his life isn’t over but just beginning. Alive Day is the first novel I have read by Tom Sullivan. I have to say that after reading this book that I will be checking out the rest of his novels. This is such a heart-warming, uplifting read. I really connected with Brendan, Antwone and Nelson. Or course I do have to say that Nelson stole the show and was my favorite. You couldn’t help but fight along side Nelson as he helped Antwone to recovery. There was one part in this book, where I had the biggest smile. It was when Brendan left Nelson at home. Nelson couldn’t stand the fact that he was separated from his master and he crashed through the upstairs window to get to Brendan. I can understand the relationship that a guide dog forms with his human. It is even more special than just a person owning a dog for a pet. This is because I once trained a guide dog. Alive Day is a must read. I give it four paws!read more
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