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.
A unique and poignant tale of a family’s struggle as witnessed by someone who sees everything...a triumphant debut for Sandi Ward.
Masterful in its telling, and weaving a complex story about mental illness, the complexities of love, and finding hope when all seems lost, this story will break your heart, and put it back together page by page.
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.
The book touches on some of the darker turns in life...the cat’s personality and insights are so unsparing that it pulled me though this rich novel.
An incredibly sweet and charming novel—but it doesn’t shy away from difficult subject matter, either.
This tender, charming novel is a true pleasure and worthy of your time and attention. If you can read just one book this year, this would be an excellent choice.
The novel touches on some very heavy topics. However, Boo’s endearing voice is a salve for the reader, and Ward’s command of balancing comedy with drama shapes the novel’s tone into something both unique and inspiring. People who like THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN will enjoy this unusual take on a family in crisis.
Endearing, irresistible, sometimes painful, and unforgettable.
Original and heartfelt.
There are lessons here for everyone, about sacrifice, starting over, and seeing the hero in those we too often overlook. A fun and fantastic read.