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10/30/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron


Description

Vicki Myron follows up her #1 New York Times bestseller Dewey with stories of cats who inspire their owners- includes two brand-new Dewey stories!
Dewey is back with more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share, all told from the perspective of Dewey's "mom," retired librarian Vicki Myron.
From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart opened to a rescued cat-to two new stories featuring Dewey himself- these stories demonstrate the power animals have to touch and alter the course of our lives. This edition will also include a new, real-life story from a fan that highlights how a cat has touched his or her life.

About the Author

Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare, she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University and has a masters degree from Emporia State University. She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa.


Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade; Reprint edition (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451234669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451234667
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER
MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This is a wonderful collection of stories inspired by readers of Vicki Myron's other book and is filled with the healing properties that animals can bring to your life.  Several of the stories really touched my heart, especially Spooky which tells the tale of a Vietnam vet who is suffering from undiagnosed PTSD and the redemption he finds with a black cat who truly had nine lives.  This cat was literally dropped onto the roof of his car one night by a bird of prey and Bill takes the cat to a nearby vet in hopes that the animal can be saved.  The cat lives and survives more animal encounters with a bear and a coyote.  The most incredible part of the story is how this cat truly helps Bill overcome his own issues by providing unconditional love.

My other favorite is the story of Cookie, another cat who is not supposed to live and the woman who adopts her even though she doesn't have room for another cat.  Cookie demands to be taken home from a no kill shelter and quickly establishes herself as ruler of the domain she presides over.  No matter what kind of day Lynda has, Cookie is there for her.  The stories in this book just make you feel good with warm fuzzies. A few of the stories are a bit sad, but they are also very uplifting at the same time.   I can't imagine another book that is more perfect for gift giving to your favorite animal person this holiday season.



WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK?

 Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a reliable mailing address (PO Boxes OK!).
This ends 11.14.11 midnight Pacific Time and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.15.11.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
This giveaway is sponsored by NAL and me for ONE WINNER.


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84 comments:

  1. I would really like to read this book. I love cats!

    Maryann D.
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  2. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. So glad there's a follow up! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. I'm sad that I can't enter as I live in Canada but just wanted to comment... Dewey was awesome! The first book made me cry my eyes out and I will be adding book two to my TBR list!! Thanks!

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  6. @Lindsay - I messed up with the original post -- this giveaway is open internationally! I just fixed it. Sorry about that!

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  7. I am a huge cat fan. I have 6 cats, and just added 2 baby kittens. This books sounds great and would love to win and read. This is a new author for me and always looking for authors to check out.
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  8. a wonderful book. I love cats
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  10. I love the cover of the book. Dewey is adorable.

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  12. Cats are beautiful pets.

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  16. I would love to win a copy of fellow Iowans, Dewey and Vickie's book.
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    Carla
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  17. I would love to win this book. Amanda, my cat might even like to hear me read some of the stories but I know D.J will just roll his eyes. LOL!

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  18. I am a fan of Vicki Myron on Goodreads.

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  50. I have sooooo been wanting to read this book, especially since the cat on front looks like my Monty. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  84. Maryann Drapkin

    An email has been sent to the lucky person named above

    The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

    Thanks to all who entered.

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