The Old Man and the Cat (A Love Story), by Nils Uddenberg.
In looking for upbeat books about kitties, the title of this one caught my eye, so I ordered it from Amazon and read it. It is about an old man and a cat, but as far as being a "love story", I remain unconvinced. Translated from the Swedish, perhaps the book lost something in translation. My reading of this book didn't show me that the old man who, very reluctantly, adopted a stray kitty, felt any empathy,much less love! The book doesn't end sadly. I'll say that for it. The writer is a retired professor of medical psychology. He spends quite a bit of the book discussing human/cat relationships, in a scientific manner. I found myself getting bored. The last page is the saving grace of the entire book, in my mind. He says, "I wouldn't mind dying in my bed with Kitty somewhere close by." I can relate to that! Maybe another reader will get more out of this particular book than I did. Not quite up to the reviews I read about it, you can, none the less, obtain it on Amazon, in used book stores, the library or on Kindle.
If any of you gentle readers has a good cat book to recommend, one I haven't already reviewed, please shoot me an e-mail and I will look into it. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Finding good kitty stories is harder and harder, especially for a voracious reader such as myself. I read a book about a cat in England who, but for the selfishness of his owner, would probably be alive today. I refuse to review the woman's book. She was more impressed with her "twenty minutes of fame" due to her kitty and his passing, than with her actual kitty. I read all kinds of books about cats - some funny, some whimsical, some terribly sad, some about a different cat in each chapter. I've written about all my favourite cat books so far, and some that have not been so favourite. I'm down to one more book in my stack to review and then I'll be searching. BTW, I read up to four books a week - all types, mostly about the Native Americans, either historical, or biographical, books about the Anasazi, environmental books, geology, some mysteries, some good fantasy, only good westerns, which does not include Louis L'Amour. I'm picky what I read, but since I read so much I am always looking for new books and authors. I try to avoid sad animal stories, since there are plenty of sad animal stories right around us, in Real Life. I have some excellent books about otters, elephants, horses, animal rights, vegetarian/vegan movements, no-kill shelter movements, environmental issues. I'm just running out of good kitty books.
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.