"Once in nine lives,
something extraordinary happens...
"The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen's veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who'd been abandoned. It was love at first sight.
Everyone warned that Homer would always be an "underachiever," never as playful or independent as other cats. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo, a tiny daredevil with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease and leapt five feet into the air to catch flies in mid-buzz. He survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen's life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night.
But it was Homer's unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that inspired Gwen daily and transformed her life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized Homer had taught her the most important lesson of all: Love isn't something you see with your eyes.
Homer's Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits--on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it's a memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet.
"From the Hardcover edition."
"A wonderful book for animal lovers."--Temple Grandin, author of "Animals in Translation"
"Entertaining, heart-warming, and sometimes heart-wrenching....Throughout, Homer entertains with his insatiable curiosity and joie de vivre...I couldn't put the book down and I read half the passages aloud to my husband. I guarantee you'll find the book as engaging as I did."--Catster
"Moving and inspiring . . . a three-hankie tale of life and the love that can exist between owner and pet."--"Florida Times-Union
"This memoir about adopting a special-needs kitten teaches that sometimes in life, you have to take a blind leap."--"People
"Cooper is a genial writer with both a sense of humor and a gift for conveying the inner essence of an animal. . . . The indefatigable feline should be an inspiration to us all."--"The Christian Science Monitor
"A must-read for anyone who has ever loved an animal."--"Free Lance-Star" (VA)
"A marvelous book! Moving, insightful and often hilarious, "Homer's Odyssey" is about a blind cat with a spirit of epic proportions. Read and rejoice!"--Sy Montgomery, author of "The Good Good Pig"
"Delightful...this lovely human-feline memoir, following in the footsteps of Vicki Myron's best-selling "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World," is sure to warm the hearts of all pet lovers."--"Library Journal" (starred review)
"Heartwarming and entertaining."--PEOPLE Pets
"A wonderful story celebrating the profound bond that can form between feline and human, "Homer's Odyssey" is an inspiring read, and a perfect holiday gift for any cat lovers on your list."--"Feline Wellness"
"It took only a glance at the foreword, and before I knew it I was devouring the whole thing like a warm brownie sundae....It was Homer who most often proved to be the hero, once even saving Cooper's life when an intruder broke into her apartment. (This story alone is worth the price of the book.)"-
Format: Audio CD
Published: 25th August 2009
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.291 x 12.903 x 2.972
Weight (kg): 0.259