I love cats. I think that fact is fairly well-established. So when I was offered the chance to review the sequel to the bestseller Dewey, I took the opportunity, despite my usual stance against reviewing books that popularly sell in the grocery store. I am very glad I did.

Dewey was an orange cat with tufts of hair around his ears who kept the patrons and librarians of the Spencer, IA library. His spunky spirit, acts as a lap warmer, and general tenacity (he survived being dropped as a kitten into the cold, metal library book return) endeared him to those at the library and then to millions of readers when Myron published Dewey a few years ago.

Now, Myron has come out with a new collection of stories, some about Dewey and some about other inspiring cats who warm our lives. If you are a cat lover or know one, please do yourself this little grace and pick up a copy of the book.

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To whet your appetite, here’s the Prologue to Dewey’s Nine Lives:
Dewey Prologue*

And if you need even more motivation to get a copy of this lovely collection, here’s a collection of snippets from the contributors to Dewey’s Nine Lives:
Contributor Q&A_final

Cover of Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki MyronDewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions by Vicki Myron

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*Excerpt from DEWEY’S NINE LIVES © 2010 by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter. Published By Dutton. Excerpted with permission from the publisher. All Rights Reserved