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A remarkable cat. A life-changing story.

Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn’t always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from.

“Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn’t put it down.”

—Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

“This book is a must-read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told.”

Fresh Fiction

“You’ll be moved.”

People

“This touching and engaging book is a must-read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero.”

—Publishers Weekly

“[The] book, both touching and humorous, isn’t just about Oscar. It’s about listening and letting go.”

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ohohaye13, November 10, 2012 (view all comments by ohohaye13)
This is a very heartfelt book I believe that this would be the perfect book if you love cats who help people.
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Raingirl, September 19, 2011 (view all comments by Raingirl)
Every nursing home should have a cat like Oscar--he has the uncanny gift of sensing when an Alzheimer's patient is close to death, and is there to provide comfort and companionship during their last moments. I loved this book! Dr. Dosa, the author, starts off as a non catlover and eventually not only believes in Oscar's abilities, he learns a great deal more about compassion and the end of life process along the way. It's a compelling read and I stayed up late into the night to finish it. Highly recommended for anyone who has a family member or loved one suffering from dementia.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401310431
Author:
Dosa, David
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
PETS / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 7.68 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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