Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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, and Laura, the daughter who hardly ever visits, arrives with her husband. And they're carrying boxes.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2013.
Edition: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks ed.
ISBN: 9780345526953
Branch Call Number: COOPER G
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 21 cm.


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SnoIsleLib_DianeB May 12, 2017

There are 3 voices in this book, my favorite is Prudence - the cat. She is one of the main characters of the book, it is clear she is not human, she remains a cat. Her insights into life with her humans is delightful and if you are a cat owner you will relate. In the end love - in all its forms - is what is needed for us all, humans or animals.

Dec 07, 2013

A nice story, a bit hard to understand at times (it just takes a while to figure out what the author actually means). It's an okay story, but I preferred Oscar and Homer's Odyssey to this one.

Jul 07, 2013

If you have ever been in love with a cat you will really enjoy this book. A few teary moments also. Gwen Cooper has a vivid imagination regarding what cats are thinking. Very good book!

maryannkc Feb 26, 2013

Best book I've read in a long time. Gwen Cooper writes great fiction too!

Cdnbookworm Feb 14, 2013

As a cat lover, I was immediately attracted to this book, although also a bit leery. Leery because the cat is the main narrator, and some books I've read with an animal narrator aren't so good. This one is however, and I liked the cat Prudence.
As the book begins, Prudence has been living with Sarah, but Sarah hasn't been home the last few days. Eventually, Sarah's daughter Laura comes with her husband Josh and they pack up a bunch of Sarah's stuff and take Prudence home with them.
We see Prudence come to a gradual understanding of what has happened, and watch as she adjusts to her new home and becomes a loved part of Laura and Josh's family.
There are also chapters where Laura or Sarah is the central character, although these sections are more third person. They are there to cover those times when Prudence would not be present to observe and comment, or to give background story (particularly in the case of Sarah). We see how the relationship between Sarah and Laura deteriorated, and what led to that life in the first place.
This is a book about relationships, and love, and about focusing on what is important in life. A feel good novel with a few weepy moments. Very enjoyable.


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