"Winner: Compilations/Anthologies, San Francisco Book Festival 2015."
What do a cozy mystery star, an award-winning blogger and a library supervisor have in common? They are all cats...once homeless cast-offs that were living on the streets or in the wild. Cats that people ignored, or worse, abused. But at some point, fate stepped in and changed the lives of these three cats and nine others. Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes contains the true-life stories of these cats-but each one is told through the feline's own point of view. Human authors might have made these stories too saccharine and sentimental, but when they are viewed through the cats' own eyes, they become funny, tragic, earthy and inspiring. This collection was carefully compiled and edited by Janiss Garza, renowned author and columnist for Cat Fancy magazine's online presence.
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If you love to read books about cats AND you want to help cats, you have to get your hands on a copy of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes. The anthology contains stories told from the perspective of 12 different cats and each cat's story helps a different rescue. You may already know some of these cats and the authors of their stories. Many of them are active on social media. However, you might not know their background and how they came into their humans' lives. Each story is unique and I definitely loved them all, but I had a couple of favorites. First was the story of Michael in Then Came Michael. Michael was a 19-year-old cat recalling his 12 years spent with his Mom. He tells his story from a sunny spot while watching the snow fall on a cold winter day. I fell in love with Michael in a heartbeat. My other favorite was the story of Ryker. Full disclosure here, his Person is a good friend of mine. I never got the chance to meet Ryker-or his predecessor Caleb-in person. To be able to read about him in detail was a special treat. Here is where you, the reader, comes in to help cats. The editor, Janiss Garza, is donating a third of the book's profits to the rescues chosen by the authors. So to recap, you buy the book, fall in love with the cats, and shelters get donations. What could be better than that?