The Old Man and the Cat: A Love Story

Nils Uddenberg, trans. from the Swedish by Henning Koch. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $22.99 (176p) ISBN 978-1-250-05975-8
When a homeless cat decides to move into a retired psychology professor’s house on a cold winter morning, a dilemma is born. Certainly, the professor and his wife can’t keep the cat. They travel frequently, and for long periods of time. But that doesn’t stop the cat from insinuating herself into their lives. In this sweet memoir, Uddenberg (Ideas About Life) details how a reluctant cat owner grew to love his furry friend more with each passing day. Of course, being a former professor of psychology, Uddenberg can’t help but ruminate on his cat’s psychological state, questioning whether the little cat has a sense of humor—and whether she actually cares for him and his wife. Written in a simple but heartfelt style, Uddenberg’s remembrances of life with Kitty will undoubtedly appeal to cat lovers who will recognize and appreciate the little nuances, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies Kitty brings to the retired professor’s household, and the way she wriggled herself into his life and affection. Agent: Johanna Kinch, Hedlund Agency. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/31/2015
Release date: 10/13/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
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