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"Come for the behind-the-scenes stories.stay for the cutest picture of a kitten-covered Stephen King ever." — O, The Oprah Magazine
Every great writer needs a mews: Mark Twain, Alice Walker, Haruki Murakami, Ursula K. Le Guin—this volume celebrates many famous authors who have shared their homes and hearts with furry feline friends. From the six-toed kitties who still inhabit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Florida to the mewling muses of mystery writer Lilian Jackson Braun, cats are clearly, in the words of Gloria Steinem, "a writer's most logical and agreeable companion."
• Features photographs and stories from 45 famous authors that capture the special bond between wordsmith and mouser
• Sorted by alphabetical order, you'll see photographs from some of the most well-known authors including Beverly Cleary, Mark Twain, Stephen King, Sylvia Plath, and many more
• Alison Nastasi is a journalist and the author of Artists and Their Cats, also from Chronicle Books. She lives in Los Angeles, California
"Full of charming anecdotes and feline whimsy, this collection is catnip for lit nerds." — Shelf Awareness
• Makes a charming and thoughtful gift for any fan of great literature and cats
• An excellent addition to your coffee table books for guests to enjoy browsing
About the Author
Alison Nastasi is a journalist and the author of Artists and Their Cats, also from Chronicle Books. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
“Come for the behind-the-scenes stories (Edith Sitwell once used an aspiring poet’s manuscript as lining for a cat bed), stay for the cutest picture of a kitten-covered Stephen King ever.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Nastasi’s purrrfectly charming book is filled with surprises, including a picture of a kitten-covered Stephen King. Sensational shots capture Neil Gaiman, Gillian Flynn, Haruki Murakami and other beloved authors with cats at writing desks, in libraries and cozied up on sofas.” —BookPage
“Full of charming anecdotes and feline whimsy, this collection is catnip for lit nerds.” —Shelf Awareness
“The descendants of Ernest Hemingway’s six-toed cats still roam his Key West home-turned-museum, but he wasn’t the only big-name writer with a soft spot for felines. In a series of photographs and stories, this volume (from the author of Artists and Their Cats) depicts the loving bond between cats and famous authors, from Gloria Steinem to Mark Twain.” —The Strategist