Sandi Ward

A Debut Novel

This is a truly special book, one that captured my heart from the very first line. The Astonishing Thing feels like a bit of a miracle and we all could use a miracle.
— Holly Chamberlin, author of Home for the Summer
A unique and poignant tale of a family’s struggle as witnessed by someone who sees everything...a triumphant debut for Sandi Ward.
— Helen Brown, author of Cleo
This charming novel reminds us that love and salvation can come in the most unexpected ways. I suspect all of us will look at our cats differently after reading this book.
— Susan Breen, author of the Maggie Dove mystery series
Bittersweet, insightful...and devastatingly original.
— Barbara Bos, Women Writers, Women's Books


Sandi Ward grew up in Manchester-By-The-Sea, Massachusetts. She went to Tufts University, and then received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University, where she studied with E.L. Doctorow. She now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, teenagers, dog and a big black cat named Winnie.

Sandi is a medical writer at an ad agency in New Jersey, specializing in psychiatry and pain management.


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