Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

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BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day.

ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS.
 
The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.

Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.
 

About Gwen Cooper

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Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and the novel Diary of a South Beach Party Girl. She is active with numerous animal welfare organizations. Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her three perfect cats-Homer, Clayton, and Fanny-who aren't impressed with any of it.
 
Published August 15, 2009 by Delacorte Press. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Would you adopt a four-week-old stray kitten with a serious handicap? This is what author Gwen Coope...Homer's Odyssey is a heart-warming true tale that will delight cat lovers.

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This is what author Gwen Cooper did and she writes her anecdotes in Homer's Odyssey, a book that will warm the hearts of cat lovers.

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Homer’s Odyssey is the beautiful account of one blind cat and a woman who learned about life through the sightless eyes of a cat that was doomed (or so it seemed) from the beginning.

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Christian Science Monitor

Doesn’t that sound – well, let’s be frank – kind of icky and drenched in bathos?

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Buried Under Books

Homer is now 13 years old and you can check in on him and his feline “sisters”, Vashti and Scarlett, at the author’s blog here— (Note: click on the “Uncategorized” tag in any post to get to the older posts.) A portion of the author’s royalties go to animal rescue organizations and the paperback...

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