Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Vicki Myron (Author) Bret Witter (With)
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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Publish Date
May 08, 2018
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781538744710

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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. Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki. His other cat, Feasor, died four days after the completion of this book.

Reviews

"The book is not only a tribute to a cat... it's a love letter to libraries."--Publishers Weekly
"Myron's beguiling, poignant, and tender tale of survival, loyalty, and love is an unforgettable study in the mysterious and wondrous ways animals, and libraries, enrich humanity."--Booklist, starred review
"Intimate portrait of a place snugly set within its historical moment, preserved in Myron's understated, well-polished prose."--Kirkus
"What an extraordinary story of love, courage and devotion. I will not soon forget the good people of Spencer, Iowa and their wonderful library cat. DEWEY is truly inspiration for the soul."--Jack Canfield, co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"The story of Dewey, author Vicki Myron, and Spencer, Iowa, captures what makes small town life worth preserving--a sense of community. DEWEY rekindles my belief that one person (together with one cat) can change lives. Vicki gives Spencer's famous library cat a 10th life by writing this engaging biography."--Christie Vilsack, former First Lady of Iowa and President of The Vilsack Foundation
"DEWEY is charming, lovely, and moving. It's about life and death and small-town values and, above all, love. Norton would have liked Dewey--the cat and the book--immensely."--Peter Gethers, author of The Cat Who Went to Paris and The Cat Who'll Live Forever