Cats & Daughters: They Don’t Always Come When Called
By Helen Brown
Just so you know, Jonah — the quirky and strong-willed feline around whom much of this book revolves — does not officially enter the story until page 105. I am mentioning this now so that those of you who pick up this book don’t get mad at me for recommending a read that is about humans as much as it is kitties. The truth is that cats and humans co-exist, and when the human is the author, often the cat acts as a catalyst, symbol or teacher and as such, sometimes has to take a literary (although not necessarily literal) back seat to the humans’ doings. Mind you, if this were a cat-written book, things would be much different, but in this case the author is human Helen Brown, whose best-selling book you may recall — Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family.