The Cat Who Mended A Family

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"We're just going to look." Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her sons, Sam and Rob, to visit a friend's new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge ears and dainty chin.

When Cleo was delivered weeks later, she had no way of knowing that her new family had just been hit by a tragedy. Helen was sure she couldn't keep her--until she saw something she thought had vanished from the earth forever: her son's smile. The reckless, rambunctious kitten stayed.

Through happiness and heartbreak, changes and new beginnings, Cleo turned out to be the unlikely glue that affectionately held Helen's family together. Rich in wisdom, wit, heart, and healing, here is the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed most.

"A remarkable memoir. . .I realized that Helen Brown didn't break my heart at all--she opened it." --Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

"An absolute must." --Cat World

"The next Marley &Me. Even non cat-lovers will be moved." --Good Housekeeping

Baker & Taylor
After the death of her son, Sam, New Zealander Helen Brown discovers that Cleo, a mischievous kitten with a penchant for shredding socks and books whom Sam wanted to adopt, is the glue that is keeping her family together.

& Taylor

From the publisher of Marley & Me, comes a powerful story, filled with humor, heart, and healing that follows Helen Brown, who, being hit by tragedy, discovers that Cleo, a mischievous kitten with a penchant for shredding socks and books, is the glue that is keeping her family together. Original.

Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press, 2010, c2009
ISBN: 9780806533032
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 10, 2013

An amazing heartwarming book for any cat lovers or anyone who needs a reminder how special our little extended family members do change our lives :)

nyplbiblio Jun 29, 2012

This cat is very cute.


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Jun 26, 2012

black_crab_36 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

tupaceinstein Jun 26, 2012

tupaceinstein thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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nyplbiblio Jun 29, 2012

Cleo the cat helps keep a family together that has gone through very hard times


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nyplbiblio Jun 29, 2012

"She said she comes from a long line of cat healers."


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