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    9781496727572 9780806538198 9781496722089 9780806533032 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $20 CAD 9780806540542 Paperback / softback, Trade, , $21.95 CAD 9780806534411 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB, $13 CAD
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The Cat Who Mended a Family
By (author): Helen Brown
9781496727343 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Jul 30, 2019
$12.99 CAD
Active 4.12 x 7.5 x 0.94 in 352 pages Kensington
“The next Marley & Me. Even non cat-lovers will be moved.” —Good Housekeeping

The Beloved #1 International Bestseller

Tenth Anniversary Edition
“We’re just going to look.” Helen Brown had no intention of adopting a pet when she brought her young sons to visit a friend’s new kittens. But the runt of the litter was irresistible, with her overlarge ears and dainty chin.

When Cleo was delivered weeks later, she had no way of knowing that her new family had just been hit by an unthinkable tragedy. Helen was sure she couldn’t keep her—until she saw something she thought had vanished from earth forever: her son’s smile. The reckless, rambunctious kitten stayed.
Through happiness and heartbreak, changes and new beginnings, Cleo was the glue that affectionately held Helen’s family together. Rich in wisdom, wit, heart, and healing, here is the story of a cat with an extraordinary gift for knowing just where she was needed most.
With a New Afterword by the Author
“A remarkable memoir…Helen Brown opened my heart.”
—Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author

“An absolute must.”
—Cat World

Cleo was a New York Times bestseller and a #1 International bestseller published in 16 languages.

Cleo is being adapted into a major motion picture from Endeavor Ventures, produced by John Barnett (“Whale Rider,” “The Brokenwood Mysteries”) and directed by Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”).

The long-awaited children’s version of Cleo, CLEO AND ROB, exquisitely illustrated by Phoebe Morris, will be published by Allen and Unwin NZ in late 2019.

Includes a new afterword by the author discussing the 10th anniversary of CLEO’s publication and the heartfelt responses she has received from readers around the world.

Helen Brown is a multi-award-winning journalist with a career spanning over 30 years. She is extremely mediagenic and great at speaking to kids, teens, and adults.

Helen Brown was born and brought up in New Zealand, where she first worked as a journalist, TV presenter, and scriptwriter. A multi‑award‑winning columnist, Helen now lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her family and feline, the internationally beloved Jonah. Cleo rose to the top of the bestseller lists in its first weeks in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, and Australia, and has been translated into more than sixteen languages. You are invited to visit Helen at and follow her on Facebook.

Author Residence: Melbourne (Australia)

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Cross-promotion with Jonah (Kensington MM, 4/19) and Bono (Kensington MM, 11/19)

Praise for Helen Brown’s Memoirs:

“Cleo is an honest and un-mawkish true story of ordinary people rebuilding their lives after a tragedy, with the help of a kitten. Even non cat-lovers will be moved.”—Good Housekeeping on Cleo

“An absolute must.”—Cat World on Cleo

“This inspiring tale from New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown tells the story of Helen’s life-changing month as a foster mother to a homeless cat named Bono. Bono, who became homeless during Hurricane Sandy, is a ”special needs“ cat, who has both medical complications and behavior issues. Though Helen is warned that Bono is unlikely to be adopted, she takes him on as a foster anyway, and is determined to find his forever home. Bono: The Cat Who Was Special is a beautiful story about the bonds of affection that can develop between humans and cats, and an uplifting tale about how everyone deserves love and a second chance. ” - Modern Cat on Bono

“An intimate memoir about one woman and her relationships with her cat and her family…[Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages…a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines.” - Kirkus Reviews on Cats & Daughters

“Sequel to Cleo, told with unflinching candor and Aussie-tinged wit…Brown reprises her first book’s theme: cats have the power to help heal human suffering. Brown’s voice is alternately, and appropriately, lighthearted and solemn.” - Publishers Weekly STARRED review for Cats & Daughters

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