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11.01.2013

The Cat in the Window ~ Review

The Cat in the Window
And Other Stories of the Cats We Love
Edited by Callie Smith Grant

The Cat in the Window is a delightful collection of short stories dealing with cats.  Whether you're a cat person or just an animal person you're sure to be charmed.

In one story The Stepcat is about a newly blended family whose cat Zorro brings the family together by bonding with the one person who needed him the most.

In For the Love of Sandy a woman finds comfort in her cat who helps her through the grief of suffering a miscarriage.

In The Gift of St. Nicholas a stray kitty shows up on the Eve of St. Nicholas and is the gift that was a true surprise and blessing to a family during a tight year.

In An Uncanny Cat Story an odd coincidence makes for an interesting story where Salt and Pepper are concerned - if only they could talk!

This collection of close to 30 cat stories is sure to delight anyone who has ever had a cat or been closely acquainted with one.  Stories of triumph, stories of joy, stories of comfort, and stories of friendship.  This is one book worth sharing.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 ABOUT

A playful bat of a string. A bored yawn. A tender purr at the touch of your hand.
Cats are one of God's most enigmatic creatures. They're as crafty as they are cuddly, as rambunctious as they are reserved. We never quite know just what our cats are thinking--but it's perfectly obvious that they always are.

The Cat in the Window is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the cats in our lives. Inside you'll meet an orange tiger-striped cat who softened the hard edges of life for a young family, a skinny black-and-white stray who braved a blizzard to find a home, a fat cat who saved his owner's life one night, cats who offered comfort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit. 

So curl up on the couch with the special cat in your life . . . and enjoy!


Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Dickens of a Cat, A Prince among Dogs, and The Dog Next Door. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.