Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Kit Kat & Lucy-Lonnie Hull duPont-Book Spotlight
About The Book
"Genuinely moving, poignant, hilarious (cue a mouse dropping from the ceiling), and ultimately compelling as Lonnie Hull DuPont experiences the sustaining power of love in furry form."--Susy Flory, author or coauthor of eleven books, including Thunder Dog, a New York Times bestseller
After years of vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation of country living has her longing for something more.
Enter Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, and Lucy, a playful Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air. These stray cats arrive a year apart and each ask to move into the farmhouse--and ultimately DuPont's heart. From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive--and inspire DuPont in the process--this book is the heartwarming story of how one woman's world would never be the same.
About the author
Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She is the author of several books, including five compilations of animal stories under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant. A member of the Cat Writers Association, she lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats.
"This memoir is like a good, honest friend who compels you to listen to the wisdom and wit she has to share. From the first page, I was hooked. Through this tender love story between the author, her husband, and their fur-babies, I was touched by Kit Kat's love for her family, Lucy's zest for life, and Lonnie and Joe's unending willingness to learn what's best for their kitties. DuPont weaves in poignant memories from her childhood, humor, and practical insights about cats. I couldn't stop reading and, by the end, felt like I had a new best friend."
And I thought. . . I received a complimentary copy. As an animal love I was very excited to get the opportunity to read this book.
I'm not sure that Kit Kit & Lucy turned out to be what I expected.
I was expecting an interesting novel. What I received was a
very well written and a little humorous memoir.
Although I made an attempt to 'get into' the book so that I could write a review I was not able to finish.
I am leaving this book on my book shelf and if I get a chance
I'll pick it up again and give it another try.
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