A Snowflake In My Hand

A Snowflake In My Hand

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A Snowflake in My Hand is Samantha Mooney's heartwarming account of the many years she spent working at New York City's famous Animal Centre. In this unforgettable story, Samantha recalls the work of a dedicated team of professionals who, faced with tragic cases of abandonment and often incurable illness among the animals they cared for, somehow managed to find both companionship and laughter in that caring. As she looks back on how the centre became a sanctuary of hope where miracles sometimes happened, she also remembers one special, tiny black cat called Fledermaus who captured her heart and showed her the risks and the rewards of daring to love again.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 11mm | 120g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552167797
  • 9780552167796
  • 866,488

Review quote

"She displays an empathy with animals akin to that evident in the works of James Herriot" * New York Times Book Review * "The inside story of one of the most famous clinics in the world, beautifully told, with warmth and compassion." * Cleveland Amory, author *show more

About Samantha Mooney

Samantha Mooney's A Snowflake in My Hand became a classic bestseller when it was first published in 1983. It reflects the many years she worked at the world-famous Animal Centre in New York and is a must-read for cat-lovers.show more

Review Text

"The inside story of one of the most famous clinics in the world, beautifully told, with warmth and compassion."show more

Rating details

242 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 43% (105)
4 31% (75)
3 18% (44)
2 6% (14)
1 2% (4)
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