The Blessings of the Animals

The Blessings of the Animals

A Novel

Book - 2010
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"[A] beautifully crafted novel....A must-read not only for animal lovers, but for anyone who has found the courage to come back from heartbreak and find love again, without reservation, without fear."
--Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants


"A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and the unexpected blessings that result. I didn't want to put this book down!"
-- Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House

"Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations...make this novel Katrina Kittle's most insightful yet."
--Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

From Katrina Kittle, the critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes The Blessings of the Animals--a wry, engrossing, and moving story of a veterinarian's journey through the aftermath of divorce amidst a motley crew of beasts.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061906077
Branch Call Number: FICTION KITTLE
Characteristics: 428 p.

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JCLHelenH Dec 10, 2013

Kittle takes a long, hard look at the institution of marriage through the eyes of Cam, a middle-aged veterinarian who is blind-sided when her husband leaves. Many characters are absolutely cliched, yet others are surprising, both to the reader and to Cam. As in life, and in the debate surrounding this age-old expectation, Kittle does not tie up the loose ends. This would make a great discussion title, as Kittle poses many real and heart-wrenching questions.

Readers who enjoyed the exploration of relationships will also like Neil Abramson's "Unsaid", which also features a veterinarian.

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