Homer's Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey

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By (author) Gwen Cooper

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The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. But Homer was no ordinary cat. He was a three week old, abandoned, eyeless kitten and Gwen was unable to resist his charm. It was love at first sight. Homer, tagged as an 'underachiever' from day one, quickly proved his doubters wrong revealing himself to be a tiny dare devil with a giant heart and a passion for adventure. The kitten they said would never be as independent or as playful as the other cats eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path, scaled seven foot bookcases with ease and chased off an intruder in the middle of the night. He even survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Centre. "Homer's Odyssey" is the story of one cats unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, his constant happiness in the face of all obstacles and his ability to inspire and transform Gwen's life. He kept her company through the ups and downs of daily life and by the time she had met the man she would marry Gwen realised Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: love isn't something you see with your eyes.

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Author information

Gwen Cooper is the author of the novel Diary of a South Beach Party Girl. A Miami native, she spent five years working in nonprofit administration, marketing, and fundraising. She coordinated volunteer activities on behalf of organizations including Pet Rescue, the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, the Miami Rescue Mission, and His House Children's Home, and initiated Reading Pen Pals, an elementary school-based literacy program in Miami's Little Haiti. Gwen currently lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her three perfect cats-Scarlett, Vashti, and Homer-who aren't impressed with any of it.

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By Erin Ludewig 02 Oct 2011 4

I couldn't help but admire my three cats and their little achievements after reading this inspiring book. The author can come across a little dry and I found her irritating at times, but the story about her three cats (and in particular, Homer) were wonderfully colourful.

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"Homer's Odyssey will make you jump for joy!" -- Rita Mae Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Santa Clawed "you'd need a heart of stone not to melt at the story of Homer." The Mail on Sunday "It's the book with the biggest "awww" factor of the year." Scottish Sunday Herald