Thursday, June 14, 2018

Unexpected Cats In Books

These two books couldn't be more different from each other!  Yet, cats are a binding factor in each of them; their feline wiles twist and snake around the storylines, to become an important parts of the plots!

A Dog's Way Home
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 9th 2017 by Forge
ISBN 076537465X (ISBN13: 9780765374653)
A Week in Winter
Author: Maeve Binchy
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by Orion
ISBN 140911399X (ISBN13: 9781409113997)

I found both books by accident, by simply scrolling through the available MP3 audiobooks from my local library.  Neither blurb mentioned cats, so my delight at finding them on almost every part of these stories was just remarkable.  

W. Bruce Cameron's, "A Dog's Way Home" highlights the trials that TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) activists face daily; ignorance and dislike.  Add a mother who suffers from PTSD after her service in the Middle East, and then mix in a stray dog who pushes everyone's lives onto new courses.  But then Bella runs afoul of Animal Control in Denver, Colorado, and the story grabs you and keeps you in suspense!  

"A Week In Winter" by Maeve Binchy, weaves an Irish story of love and regret, transgressions and redemption, youth and hard-won knowledge, wrapped around an old mansion that is converted into an inn.  And a wee kitten, named Sophia, loved by the elderly Queenie, moves through the mansion...and the lives of all of the characters in the book...while being a sweet, gentle cat.

Like me, you all adore cats, and probably really enjoy a good story too!  I highly recommend both of these books; they'll take you to places you've never been before, and into the minds and hearts of good people...and indifferent people, with a purring housecat, community cat clowder, or more (!) added into the mix.   


  1. guyz....pleez ta tell mom thanx for de share; we will hafta chex theeze books out !! ☺☺♥♥

  2. Thank you for the excellent reviews. Mom is always looking for new books and new authors.
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. Those do sound pretty good, really!

  4. These both sound great! And all the better because of the cats!

  5. They both sound good, thank you for telling us about them.

  6. Both sound interesting. I'll have to check our library.

  7. Glad you enjoyed the books. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  8. Both books sounds very interesting, especially A Dog's Way Home.

  9. Thanks for the info! We love when an unexpected animal is in a book.

  10. These books sound delightful! We won't be surprised if they show up on our mom's kindle tonight.


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