The Astonishing Thing
On Sale: October 31, 2017
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In her inventive, sometimes bittersweet, ultimately
uplifting debut, Sandi Ward draws readers into one
extraordinary cat’s quest to make sense of her world,
illuminating the limits and mysterious depths of love . . .
Pet owners know that a cat’s loyalty is not easily
earned. Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and
inquiring mind, has nonetheless grown intensely devoted to
her human companion, Carrie. Several days ago, Carrie—or
Mother, as Boo calls her—suddenly went away, leaving her
family, including Boo, in disarray. Carrie’s husband, Tommy,
is distant and distracted even as he does his best to care
for Boo’s human siblings, especially baby Finn.
Boo worries about who will fill her food dish, and provide a
warm lap to nestle into. More pressing still, she’s trying
to uncover the complicated truth about why Carrie
left. Though frequently mystified by human behavior, Boo is
sure that Carrie once cared passionately for Tommy and
adores her children, even the non-feline ones. But she also
sees it may not be enough to make things right. Perhaps only
a cat—a wise, observant, very determined cat—can do that . . .
Wonderfully tender and insightful, The Astonishing
Thing explores the intricacies of marriage and family
through an unforgettable perspective at the center of it all.
3 comments posted.
Re: The Astonishing Thing
What a fabulous premise and great review! Thanks!
(Kathleen Bylsma 3:58pm November 3)
After reading this review I couldn't believe that its your
debut novel, simply hats off and I'll look forward to read
some more of your stories...
(Gracie Willow 2:04am November 4)
I love stories about cats
(Jeri Dickinson 2:23pm November 11)
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