Love Saves the Day
- United States
five-week-old Prudence, a brown tabby, 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. Before they even get to the front door, Prudence realizes that
her life has changed forever.
Suddenly Prudence finds herself
living in a strange apartment with humans she barely knows. It could
take years to train them in the feline courtesies and customs (for
example, a cat should always be fed before the humans, and
at the same exact time every day) that Sarah understood so well.
Prudence clings to the hope that Sarah will come back for her, while
Laura, a rising young corporate attorney, tries to push away memories of
her mother and the tumultuous childhood spent in her mother's dusty
downtown record store. But the secret joys, past hurts, and
life-changing moments that make every mother-daughter relationship
special will come to the surface. With Prudence's help, Laura will learn
that the past, like a mother's love, never dies.
Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, 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.
Prudence, a cat like no other, is sure to steal your heart.