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Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann finds her 25-years as a public librarian good preparation for joining the team at Paulina Springs Books. She loves nature, animals, photography, cooking, downhill skiing and travel. Some of her favorite destinations are Alaska and Scotland. Ruth Ann learned to read at age five and hasn’t stopped since, devouring mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, thrillers, westerns, romances, blended-genre books, cookbooks and humor. She is currently owned by four housecats.

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends Cover Image
By Tom Cox
$22.49
ISBN: 9781250077325
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 16th, 2016

OK, animal lovers, have I got a great read for you. While reading this book I found myself laughing out loud (literally) the whole time I was reading it. I loved it so much I will be sharing with friends and family. It brings to mind a totally cheeky [language warning] James Herriot-esque tale of the experiences of Cox while relocating to an historic cottage in the English countryside, with his four very unique, mischievous, and opinionated cats. Ralph, Shipley, Roscoe (a female) and The Bear (the Sad Cat of the title) are all amazingly entertaining individuals. Mr. Cox's father, who always speaks in a shout (indicated by all capital letters), is yet another irreverent and comical addition to the tale. Included are tales of assorted furry strays and visitors, and of Cox's parents' cat with its neighbor feline nemeses. An altogether charming story, and definitely a hoot. Give it a try!