The astonishing thing

In her inventive, sometimes bittersweet, ultimately uplifting debut, Sandi Ward draws readers into one extraordinary cat’s quest to make sense of her world, illuminating the limits and mysterious depths of love . . .

"A stunning debut novel about understanding human behavior through the eyes of a cat."

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"Heartfelt and emotionally touching, Boo's story opens a window into mental and emotional turmoil, as well as the strength that grows from each."

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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, New York Times bestselling 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


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