Kit Kat and Lucy

The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World

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"Genuinely moving, poignant, hilarious (cue a mouse dropping from the ceiling), and ultimately compelling as Lonnie Hull DuPont experiences the sustaining power of love in furry form."--Susy Flory, author or coauthor of eleven books, including Thunder Dog, a New York Times bestseller


After years of vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation of country living has her longing for something more.

Enter Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, and Lucy, a playful Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air. These stray cats arrive a year apart and each ask to move into the farmhouse--and ultimately DuPont's heart. From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive--and inspire DuPont in the process--this book is the heartwarming story of how one woman's world would never be the same.

"An engaging story of an accidental cat owner. Been there. The prose was so funny, touching, and vivid, I felt like part of the family."--Dusty Rainbolt, former president of the Cat Writers Association and author of Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery

"My favorite glimpses of the holy come by way of thoughtful observance of the quotidian, honest sharing of a life, and simple, pure sentences--glimpses that come on little cat's feet, one might say. This delightful book is full of just those things."--Robert Benson, author of Between the Dreaming and the Coming True and Punching Holes in the Dark 

"I couldn't stop reading and, by the end, felt like I had a new best friend."--Susan Logan-McCracken, former editor of Cat Fancy magazine


Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She is the author of several books, including five compilations of animal stories under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant. A member of the Cat Writers Association, she lives in rural Michigan with her husband and their cats.


Endorsements

"A beautifully written memoir about two cats who suddenly show up, move in, and set up housekeeping. As human and feline lives slowly intertwine, it's ultimately unclear who is nurturing whom as they slowly become a family. The story of Kit Kat and Lucy is genuinely moving, poignant, hilarious (cue a mouse dropping from the ceiling), and ultimately compelling as Lonnie Hull DuPont experiences the sustaining power of love in furry form."

Susy Flory, author or coauthor of eleven books, including Thunder Dog, a New York Times bestseller

"An engaging story of an accidental cat owner. Been there. The prose was so funny, touching and vivid, I felt like part the family."

Dusty Rainbolt, former president of Cat Writers Association and author of Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cat's Litter Box Mystery

"My favorite glimpses of the holy come by way of thoughtful observance of the quotidian, honest sharing of a life, and simple, pure sentences--glimpses that come on little cat's feet, one might say. This delightful book is full of just those things."

Robert Benson, author of Between the Dreaming and the Coming True and Punching Holes in the Dark 

"If you love cats, don't miss this poignant book! Lonnie Hull DuPont has crafted an enchanting, heartwarming peek into the ways these delightful--and therapeutic--creatures enrich and teach their humans. Highly recommended!"

Erin Taylor Young, author of Surviving Henry and cofounder of Write from the Deep

"This memoir is like a good, honest friend who compels you to listen to the wisdom and wit she has to share. From the first page, I was hooked. Through this tender love story between the author, her husband, and their fur-babies, I was touched by Kit Kat's love for her family, Lucy's zest for life, and Lonnie and Joe's unending willingness to learn what's best for their kitties. DuPont weaves in poignant memories from her childhood, humor, and practical insights about cats. I couldn't stop reading and, by the end, felt like I had a new best friend."

Susan Logan-McCracken, former editor of Cat Fancy magazine and award-winning autho


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    Lonnie Hull DuPont is an award-winning poet, book editor, and writer. She is the author of several books, including five compilations of animal stories under the pseudonym of Callie Smith Grant. A member of the Cat Writers Association, she lives in rural...

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