The Blessings of the Animals

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The Blessings of the Animals

By Katrina Kittle

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061906077, 428pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010


From Katrina Kittle, critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes a wry and moving story of forgiveness, flexibility, happiness, and the art of moving on.

Veterinarian Cami Anderson has hit a rough patch. Stymied by her recent divorce, she wonders if there are secret ingredients to a happy, long-lasting marriage or if the entire institution is outdated and obsolete. Couples all around her are approaching important milestones. Her parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Her brother and his partner find their marriage dreams legally blocked. Her former sister-in-lawstill her best friendis newly engaged. The youthfully exuberant romance of her teenage daughter is developing complications. And three separate menincluding her ex-husbandare becoming entangled in Cami's messy post-marital love life.

But as she struggles to come to terms with her own doubts amid this chaotic circus of relationships, Cami finds strange comfort in an unexpected confidant: an angry, unpredictable horse in her care. With the help of her equine soul mate, she begins to make sense of marriage's great mysteriesand its disconnects.

Praise For The Blessings of the Animals

“Wonderfully poignant characters and a deeply satisfying exploration of love in its many incarnations, some of them a bit furrier than others, make this novel Katrina Kittle’s most insightful yet. Don’t miss it!”
-Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Tomorrow River

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