Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Grannyman

Author: Judith Byron Schachner

First line: Simon was a very old cat.

Why you should read this book: Simon, an ancient Siamese cat who is deaf, blind, arthritic, and has terrible breath, is still well-loved by his family, but he has led a long, full life and is ready to throw in the towel. Just as he lies down to die, the family presents him with a little Siamese kitten, and Simon's purpose in life is restored. A nice circle-of-life story celebrating the place of the elderly.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You just put your incontinent parents into a home.

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