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Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man, and Their Journey Across America Hardcover – July 18, 2017
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“Tabor’s journey is a wonderful reminder of how animals can help create extraordinary circumstances, which help people join together even in the toughest of times. The prose is beautiful, the story compelling.” (Amos Lassen, founder of Literary Pride)
“Strays will certainly appeal to fans of Bob the street cat, but offers a fascinating and complex twist on an old plot. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and most likely be an emotional wreck at the bittersweet ending. But it’ll be well worth it!” (Purrington Post)
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About the Author
Britt Collins is an English journalist who writes for the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, Harper’s Bazaar, Condé Nast Traveller, and Billionaire.com. She has volunteered at animal sanctuaries around the world, from tending big cats and baboons in Namibia to wild horses in Nevada—a labor of love that has inspired features for the Guardian and the Sunday Times. While writing Sunday People, she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for many international charities through her investigative animal-cruelty stories; as an activist, she has helped shut down controversial breeders of laboratory animals. She lives with her cats in London.
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I laughed and cried. I have 5 cats and would hope that someone like 'Mike' would be around to rescue one of them if...Read more