My Beloved Monster: Masha, the Half-Wild Rescue Cat Who Rescued Me

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$32.00  $29.76
Little Brown and Company
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6.28 X 9.42 X 1.22 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror, and Surrender, New York, among numerous other novels. He holds a degree in military and diplomatic history and has taught at Bard College. His journalism has been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. A native New Yorker, Carr makes his home in Cherry Plain, New York.
"In writing that is as beautiful as it is unguarded, Caleb Carr tells the surprising and deeply affecting story of life with his remarkable cat Masha. It's a book that will upend your assumptions about love, pain, commitment, cats, and probably the author himself. The whole experience, as a reader, is one I could not have imagined and roundly recommend."
--Mary Roach, Author of FUZZ

"Within pages of starting this moving book, connoisseurs of fine prose may find themselves gasping with delight, as will cat lovers...One of the most powerful and beautiful grief narratives ever written, including all the memoirs about people."

--Kirkus Reviews
"A love story of the best, most ethereal kind...Tears will flow, and they will be warranted."--Booklist

"Devastating and beautiful, by turns a fascinating book of animal psychology and a personal memoir of unrelenting trauma, it dares us to take a journey into love and pain...This is a tale of time and mortality and the link we share with the constant flux of the natural world...Written in poetic, mournful, and delicate prose, My Beloved Monster is a love story and a requiem."

--The Wall Street Journal

"The most brilliant feline portrait in literary history."

--People Magazine (Book of the Week)
"Excellent...Worth the emotional investment, and the tissues you will need by the end, to spend time with a writer and cat duo as extraordinary as Masha and Carr."--Washington Post Book World
"Lively and moving....Even readers without their own furry friend will be moved."--Publishers Weekly
"My Beloved Monster is a loving and lovely, lay-it-all-on-the-line explication of one man's fierce attachment."--The New York Times
"Carr writes about cats with a tender vividness that might make you see your own pets through new eyes."--Los Angeles Times