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Cat Tales for Mariette : An Unexpected Friendship on the Camdeboo Plains of South Africa (Paperback)
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Michael Brown narrates the story of a solitary author (Michael) who is coerced by a friend to visit a mutual acquaintance dying of cancer in the local hospital. Michael reluctantly agrees to visit one time. Set in the dusty Karoo desert town of Aberdeen, South Africa, Tales for Mariette tells of the friendship that forms between Michael and Mariette Van Wyk, as his visits become numerous. The two bond over Michael's sharing of cat stories from his many years of experiencing cats in his life. Michael's wish is to have enough stories to share with Mariette throughout the holidays, and Mariette's life-long wish to experience what cats are like comes alive through Michael's stories over tea and cookies. These stories magically bring healing and resolution of their pasts to both Michael and Mariette, as well as comfort to Mariette as she takes this difficult journey toward death. Is Michael able to sustain Mariette through the holidays with enough cat stories? Does Mariette live long enough to hear all the stories?Cat Tales for Mariette will pull atreaders' heart strings.It will bring comfort to anyone who feels alone or is going through a difficult time in their life, and will deliver entertainment to all readers. Cat lovers will undoubtedly hug their cats more!
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Author: Michael Brown
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-4728
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