After Cleo Came Jonah by Helen Brown, as the title tells us, is about the kitty who came into the lives of Helen and her family after Cleo's passing. Helen was determined not to have another cat. She was recovering from breast cancer and surgery and had NO intentions of adopting another pet. But a visit to a pet shop changed all that. Suddenly, there in their home was the Siamese kitten, Jonah. Getting accustomed to Jonah and Jonah to her and her family took some doing. Meanwhile, her book on Cleo had become an international best seller. So not only was Helen dealing with her own mortality, but with her sudden fame as the writer of an international bestseller, and just to complicate matters, her daughter had decided to become a Buddhist nun in Sri-Lanka, which was then in the throes of a civil war that had been going on for some time. Jonah was yearning to become an outdoor cat, her daughter was yearning to become a Buddhist nun, Helen was yearning for a healthy body. Helen's visit to her daughter in Sri Lanka proves to be a turning point for them both.
A book about very real people, their very real cat, and their very real struggles, aspirations, concerns, triumphs - just life in general is, as with any Helen Brown book, very readable. It took me a couple of afternoons. You can find this book in the library, on Kindle, in used book stores, on Amazon. I bought mine used off Amazon. This is not a sad book! No tissues necessary!
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.