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The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel
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"[A] beautifully crafted novel....A must-read not only for animal lovers, but for anyone who has found the courage to come back from heartbreak and find love again, without reservation, without fear."
—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants


"A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and the unexpected blessings that result. I didn't want to put this book down!"
— Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House

"Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations...make this novel Katrina Kittle's most insightful yet."
—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

From Katrina Kittle, the critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes The Blessings of the Animals—a wry, engrossing, and moving story of a veterinarian's journey through the aftermath of divorce amidst a motley crew of beasts.

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Katrina Kittle. (2010). The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel. HarperCollins.

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Katrina Kittle. 2010. The Blessings of the Animals: A Novel. HarperCollins.

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—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants


"A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and the unexpected blessings that result. I didn't want to put this book down!"
— Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House

"Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations...make this novel Katrina Kittle's most insightful yet."
—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

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        Cam Anderson is a fixer. As a small-town veterinarian, she ministers to the usual parade of household pets, and as an animal-rescue volunteer she liberates abused horses, abandoned donkeys, stray goats. The one thing Cam cant salvage is her marriage. The morning her temperamental husband tells her hes leaving her, shes dumbfounded. The afternoon she catches him in the arms of a much younger woman, shes devastated. And the fact that everyone around her seems to be rejoicing in their own relationships isnt helping. Her best friend is engaged; her parents are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary; her gay brother and his partner are adopting. Though she turns to both an old friend and a new acquaintance to help her learn to trust her heart again, Cam ultimately discovers that her menagerie of maltreated critters are her most reliable instructors. With subtle yet shimmering insight, Kittle explores the resilience of human nature and the indelible role animals play in healing shattered emotions.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2010, American Library Association.)

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—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants


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— Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House

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—Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

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