From silly to sweet, 365 cat sketches by Michael Korda, drawn with love for his wife With the imagination of a writer and the eye of an artist, Michael Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tackroom while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. They loved and acquired cats—a habit written about previously in their book, Cat People—and the few in residence at this time would serve as inspiration for the drawings. These are no ordinary cat illustrations, though. Korda’s cats read newspapers and books; go ice skating in the small country town where they live; comfort Margaret’s horse, Monty, after a stressful vet visit; sell fried mice at the Farmer’s Market, and undertake (on paper, at least) whatever fanciful endeavors their keeper conjures up. The result is a collection of magical pieces, filled with joy, that represent a year in the life of a couple in love with one another, and certainly with their cats.
Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Harry Goldman, teenage DNA researcher, genius, and total nerd, is thrown into jail for illegal transgenic research. Freed by the FBI on the condition he works under their aegis, Harry is taken to New York where he meets Anastasia, a cat-girl and the product of transgenic engineering. No sooner do they get acquainted then they are attacked by another creature, a bear which is more than a bear, and are forced to flee for their lives. Along the way, they encounter furries, Doug the Dog, find out that they are more into each other emotionally than theyêre willing to admit, and end up in the Catskill Mountains where Harry finds out the shocking truth about how Anastasia was created...and what she was created for.
Author: J.S. Frankel
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A humorous collection of dozens of photos of funny and adorable cats as they play with, roll in, and chow down their favorite snack of choice -- catnip. Cats love catnip. Whether it's eating it, playing with it, or rolling around in it, catnip turns our domestic feline friends into hilarious balls of activity. Carefree and unconstrained, they are free to be silly, exceptionally playful, and downright gnarly. Professional pet photographer and self-confessed crazy cat man Andrew Marttila (the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York) captures a range of the cats' silly and expressive personalities as they react to their catnip trip. Delightful, elegant Fluffy transforms into a hell-bent renegade. Shy, reserved Mittens becomes a free-loving acrobat. In the blink of an eye, a cat's expression transforms from bored to inquisitive to playful to curious to bizarre . . . to utterly unhinged. A fun and delightful look at our furry companions, this gift book is perfect for every cat lover.
Author: Andrew Marttila
Publisher: Running Press Adult
The Catnip Papers by Zanada Green Maleki is an adventure, fantasy, folkloric read for cats and their two legged companions of all ages. 'Twas the night before Catnip..... Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Follow the Catnip Calendar to plan festivities for Catnip Advent, through the 12 Days of Catnip, and into December 25th, the Feast of Peace and Happiness. Closing with the Legend of St. Kyt you will get to know just how special the Catnip holidays are. Catnip is not a cat's Christmas. It is a season of humorous revelry for cats! Catnip is coming! The mice are getting fat! Please, to put a penny in the old cat's hat.... Are you going to wait for your local cat to tell you about Catnip? The dawgs are already spying...Find out for yourself in The Catnip Papers. It will change your life, chuckle by chuckle! (For Catnip mugs and other Catnip Papers stuff visit http: //www.zazzle.com/betazoid) Get yourself a copy of The Catnip Papers. Excellent for gift giving, too. Merry Catnip!
Author: Zanada Green Maleki
Publisher: ICON Group International
Catnip Gray is no ordinary house cat. At first glance, you might be fooled. He sleeps late, stays up all night tomcatting, eats birds, and seems to care less about his human’s shenanigans. However, unlike most cats, Catnip has a taste for Slim-Fast and runs a detective agency. He also has a soft spot for beautiful female cats in distress. In this first novella, we meet him and learn a lot about him and the Grays who own him. He doesn’t spare him his astute observations about their lifestyle. However, he’s more concerned with Tabitha Davenport, a gorgeous “dame” loaded with sardines, who seems only to want him to gather evidence against her cheating husband. More meets the eye in this twisting little puzzler as Catnip uncovers deceit and lies. There’s murder, mayhem, and treachery in the world of cats, mice, and birds. Excerpt: Electra and I had swooned under the influence of the intoxicating air. After Fred’s closed, we were a frisky pair hopping over trash cans, leaping up on fences, peering into windows, and laughing at human’s silly attempts at lovemaking. We’d scream insults through the glass. “Really dude, more hair on your butt would drive her wild...Bite her ear you fool! Stop talking. More yowling …You call that thing a tail?” We scampered off when a naked bear looking man threw a house slipper at us. As we approached Tuna Boulevard, Electra suddenly darted out and an old sixty-seven Falcon sped up and sent her tumbling into a rosebush. It wrenched my heart watching my lover in death’s bittersweet clutches as the rose’s thorns pierced her flesh and teased me with their red petals and seductive scents. Roses were my and Electra’s favorite flower to paw and nibble. I vowed to avenge Electra’s death one day. So as I stood at the edge of Tuna Boulevard, I got my eyes out for a yellow Falcon. Been watching for it for a year--waiting for my chance. I had all of my parakeets lined up in a row. The Falcon has a vinyl top. A crow told me he and his flock love splattering that top with a potent brand of bird poo. “It’s old and soft as dog guts,” the crow cawed. My plan called for me to sink my claws deep into that vinyl top and cause a lot of havoc. I put one paw forward and stepped into the gutter when my ears picked up the whine of an old V8 motor. It sounded like a monkey with his tail caught in a meat grinder screaming a long, painful, “Eeeeeeee!” The guys at the Rat Trap Mechanic Shop said the noise meant loose belts, but the Falcon’s fool owner likened the disquietude to a scream of death. He experienced many moments of perverse joy as he struck fear into the hearts of dogs, cats, and a few humans as he raced the falcon towards their poor souls. That Falcon had to be stopped.
The Tabitha Davenport Affair
Author: Charles Harvey
Publisher: Wes Writers and Publishers via PublishDrive
#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist
Inside the Trump White House
Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Political Science
Take a 6000 mile American journey with Doo Doo, a golden-orange tomcat who is very lost. But not so lost he doesn't know what he wants more than anything-it's the same thing we all want-love and home.
Author: Allan Goldstein
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Author: Anchilada and Friends
Have you ever wondered how the planets came into being? Or what causes some people to have freckles? Ever wanted to know why mosquito bites itch and swell? Over his long career as a high school science teacher, Martin M. Goldwyn kept track of the smartest, most challenging questions his students ever asked him. Now the answers are all in your hands: What is the oldest living thing on the planet? Do fish ever go to sleep? What exactly is a brain wave? Can a single tree grow more than one kind of fruit? What causes people to have nightmares? Illustrated with original cartoons by Ted Enik, this book will have curious readers of all ages laughing and learning with every turn of the page.
324 Questions and Answers to Astound and Amaze
Author: Matrin M. Goldwyn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Cat owners are familiar with those little joys of owning a feline friend: From finding cat hair-covered dresses to creating, well, inventive cuddle positions for sleepy time, Yasmine Surovec is all too familiar with the world of a cat lover. She began sketching out her observational humor as a hobby on her blog at catversushuman.com/blog, and her Web site soon began receiving as many as 12,000 hits per day. Her posts have been featured on popular Web sites The Huffington Post and I Can Has Cheezburger?, and in 2011 her comics were published in her first book, Cat vs Human. In her second collection of Cat vs Human comics, Surovec dives further into the intricacies of cat ownership. Perhaps you've had the pleasure of awakening next to a lovely gift from your cat--such as a dead mouse or hairball--or maybe you understand the necessary pain tolerance that comes from being a scratching post for unclipped claws. Either way, this book is sure to leave you rolling with laughter . . . on your cat hair-infested floor. This collection includes 140 comics from the blog plus 21 new, never-before-seen comics created specifically for this book.
Author: Yasmine Surovec
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author: Anchilada and Friends
Solitary vampire Fallon runs the Dead and Breakfast, and although he doesn’t think the inn needs help, he ends up falling for the new manager, werecat Carter. Their mating will have unexpected consequences for their bodies and their hearts.
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press