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The Astonishing Thing
Sandi Ward


Kensington
November 2017
On Sale: October 31, 2017
304 pages
ISBN: 1496711114
EAN: 9781496711113
Kindle: B01MUN75Q0
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$15.00
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Women's Fiction

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.

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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...
http://www.courseworkclub.co.uk/buycoursework
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Gracie Willow 2:04am November 4)

I love stories about cats
(
Jeri Dickinson 2:23pm November 11)

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