Gwen Cooper celebrates her new novel Love Saves the Day NEW VENUE!

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Gwen Cooper, New York Times Bestselling Author of Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, will return to Kansas City to present her novel Love Saves the Day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Gwen Cooper is The New York Times Bestselling Author of the memoir Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and the novel Diary of a South Beach Party Girl.  She is active with numerous animal welfare organizations.  Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence.  She also lives with her three perfect cats: Homer, Clayton and Fanny, who aren’t impressed with any of it.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Humans best understand the truth of things if they come at it indirectly.  Like how sometimes the best way to catch a mouse that’s right in front of you is to back up before you pounce.  So notes Prudence, the irresistible brown tabby at the center of Gwen Cooper’s tender, joyful, utterly unforgettable novel, which is mostly told through the eyes of this curious (and occasionally cranky) feline.

When five-week-old Prudence meets a woman named Sarah in a deserted construction site on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, she knows she’s found the human she was meant to adopt.  For three years their lives are filled with laughter, tuna, catnaps, music, and the unchanging routines Prudence craves.  Then one day Sarah doesn’t come home.

From Prudence’s perch on the windowsill she sees Laura, the daughter who hardly ever comes to visit Sarah, arrive with her new husband.  They’re carrying boxes. Before they even get to the front door, Prudence realizes that her life has changed forever.  Suddenly Prudence finds herself living in a strange apartment with humans she barely knows.  It could take years to train them in the feline courtesies and customs (for example, a cat should always be fed before the humans, and at the same exact time every day) that Sarah understood so well.  Prudence clings to the hope that Sarah will come back for her while Laura, a rising young corporate attorney, tries to push away memories of her mother and the tumultuous childhood spent in her mother’s dusty downtown record store.  But the secret joys, past hurts, and life-changing moments that make every mother-daughter relationship special will come to the surface.  With Prudence’s help Laura will learn that the past, like a mother’s love, never dies.

Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Love Saves the Day is a story of hope, healing, and how the love of an animal can make all of us better humans.  It’s the story of a mother and daughter divided by the turmoil of bohemian New York, and the opinionated, irrepressible feline who will become the bridge between them.  It’s a novel for anyone who’s ever lost a loved one, wondered what their cat was really thinking, or fallen asleep with a purring feline nestled in their arms.  Prudence, a cat like no other, is sure to steal your heart.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Chapel, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.

EVENT FORMAT:  Gwen Cooper will greet readers & fans and share stories from her life and Books.

This Event is OPEN to the public.

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Event date: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Chapel
707 W. 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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