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One frigid Midwestern winter night in 1988, a ginger kitten was shoved into the after-hours book-return slot at the public library in Spencer, Iowa. And in this tender story, Myron, the library director, tells of the impact the cat, named DeweyReadmore Books, had on the library and its patrons, and on Myron herself. Through her developing relationship with the feline, Myron recounts the economic and social history of Spencer as well as her own success story—despite an alcoholic husband, living on welfare, and health problems ranging from the difficult birth of her daughter, Jodi, to breast cancer. After her divorce, Myron graduated college (the first in her family) and stumbled into a library job. She quickly rose to become director, realizing early on that this was a job I could love for the rest of my life. Dewey, meanwhile, brings disabled children out of their shells, invites businessmen to pet him with one hand while holding the Wall Street Journal with the other, eats rubber bands and becomes a media darling. The book is not only a tribute to a cat—anthropomorphized to a degree that can strain credulity (Dewey plays hide and seek with Myron, can read her thoughts, is mortified by his hair balls)—it's a love letter to libraries. (Sept.)
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Inspiring hope and happiness Daily Telegraph feelgood feline biography Evening Standard Even confirmed cat-haters would warm to the true story of Dewey... Far more than just a cute cat book, it is a real feel good story about the whole community whose lives Dewey touched The Bookseller An irresistible story... This is a wonderful book about the foibles of small-town America and the people who live there - it's Peyton Place with a cat... Daily Mail 'heart-warming' ***** Star Magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Would read again and again. Hope the person who abandoned this beautiful kitty gets their visit from Karma. Dewey was one in a million.Published 5 months ago by ma d
bought as a gift. This sipper supplied excellent quality and on time, I highly recommendm bothPublished 12 months ago by jbrookes
What a great book, what a great story! A tory about a cat whose life worth nothing at the beginning of his journey. Must read!Published 20 months ago by Maria
It got boring after a while. The book got monotonous, there is too much emphasis on the role that this cat plays in the community.Published 22 months ago by bevleroux
wonderful story for both young and old plus my family are cat lovers I have bought for my grand daughters now I will send to my Sister in Law in UK also cat loverPublished 23 months ago by Mrs Anne Dray
Dewey was a remarkable cat that truly touched many lives. A joy to read often putting a smile on your face.Published on Sept. 21 2013 by Steen Rassow
This book was given to me by a friend. It is well written and the book is based on a true story, if you are an animal lover you will like this one, it really touched me!!Published on April 22 2013 by Jo-Anne Desrosiers
I bought this book as a gift for someone who loves cats and she related to me that it was well written and hard to put down.Published on March 7 2013 by Heather Aitken
This is a wonderful, heartwarming book which moved me to tears at times. I particularly enjoyed Vickey Myron's personal story not only about her own life but about the town and the... Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2012 by Linda Anne Seville