Helen Brown swore another cat was the last thing she needed. But soon after she was diagnosed with breast cancer and recovering from surgery, a feisty Siamese kitten called Jonah bounced into her life and proved to be a healer in his own right.
Jonah’s arrival coincided with the completion of her internationally bestselling memoir, Cleo, as well as preparations for the wedding of her son and struggles with her daughter’s determination to embark on a spiritual journey. Jonah, as it happened, was just as headstrong as Helen’s daughter. So while Helen attempted to deal with her own mortality and help arrange a wedding, her daughter took off to become a Buddhist nun in war-torn Sri Lanka and Jonah fled down the street.
In CATS & DAUGHTERS, Helen Brown writes with honesty and humor about family life, its serious setbacks and life-changing events, and the antics of a rambunctious cat called Jonah. She also learns that sometimes the best thing a caring mother and cat slave can do is step back, have faith in those she loves, and be grateful nothing’s perfect.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Helen Brown was born and brought up in New Zealand, where she first worked as a journalist, TV presenter, and scriptwriter. A multi-award-
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Praise for Helen Brown’s memoirs
“[Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages… a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines.”
– Kirkus Reviews on CATS & DAUGHTERS
“Possibly the next Marley & Me, Cleo, by Helen Brown, is an honest and un-mawkish true story of ordinary people rebuilding their lives after a tragedy, with the help of a kitten. Even non cat-lovers will be moved.” – Good Housekeeping on CLEO
“A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open.” – Booklist on CLEO
“Lively and admirably unsentimental…
“An absolute must gift for yourself or a cat-loving friend.” – Cat World on CLEO
"A warm, poignant tale about the sheer force of a cat's personality and the joy and healing it can bring.” – Australian Women's Weekly on CLEO
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