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. And, before they even get to the front door, Prudence realizes that her life has changed forever.
Poignant, insightful, and funny, Gwen Cooper’s latest novel, 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. After reading this book, I will never, ever look at Minkey and Weasel the same.
Author Gwen Cooper knows about cats. She has a few. She captivated readers across the country when her instant, New York Times bestselling memoir, Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat, was published three years ago. Her touching account of rescuing and living with her blind cat, Homer, was enthusiastically embraced by readers, reviewers and animal lovers everywhere.
Now, Gwen’s heartwarming novel, Love Saves the Day, explores the myriad and complex ways animals affect our lives and open our hearts.
Also joining me in the studio as my guest co-host this week is Andrea Hylen, the founder of Heal My Voice, a non-profit organization that empowers women and girls in healing their grief, trauma and loss and encouraging them in reclaiming and finding their voices. A friend and fellow cat lover, Andrea knows the healing that these special little creatures bring to us.
Tune in this week for our discussion about this charming story of love lost and found.
Saturday, May 4th, from 6:07-7:00 pm ET on Talkradio 680 WCBM Baltimore or “Listen Live” online
Be sure to check out last week’s show – 5 Secrets to Relationship Survival After Children – when I, along with my guest co-host, Tori Maith, talked with the WomanTalk Live Relationship Experts, Lori and Bob Hollander of Relationships Work, about what to be aware of when baby makes three or more. More importantly, they share tips on how to stay engaged as a couple, keep the fires burning AND enjoy that precious bundle of love, too.
If you missed the show or you want to share it with a friend, it’s in the podcast archive now. It’s the April 27th show!