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Fifth Life of the Catwomanby Kathleen Dexter
Synopses & Reviews
The Catwoman is on her fifth life. She has survived witch hunts, ignorance, and poverty. And now, she seeks refuge amidst the company of fifty cats on her own private oasis, a mirage. But when a stranger named Angelo enters her isolated world, Kat is forced to face her fear. Sweetly and subtly, he courts and coaxes her back into the real world, convincing her to become a teacher of history. And Kat, ready to embrace this new struggle, falls hopelessly in love with life, with teaching, and with Angelo.
But when tragedy strikes and the prejudice that sparked the witch hunts of her past resurfaces, what will become of the woman who is "too well-liked by cats?"
?A sense of New Mexico?s magic landscape permeates Dexter?s descriptions....[A] sweet little tale of courage and of taking chances.? The New Mexican
?Provocative.? Books of the Southwest
?A wonderful book by an accomplished writer....Sleek prose and characters with engaging quirkiness.? Writer?s Digest
?Dexter's anthropomorphic world is highly visual....A beautifully written story.? AudioFile Magazine
?Fantastical read...mirage-like quality....It all works superbly well....Complete and lovely.? Ron Chapman, NPR affiliate KUNM-FM
?[An] engaging story, memorable characters, and an almost poetic prose. Highly recommended.? Midwest Book Review
"As the story unfolds, Kat must decide if she is meant to live only in the mirage or whether she can live among people. The conflict between her personal past and the present makes the novel not only rich but also relevant to all readers." Booklist, starred review
"...Kathleen Dexter weaves a timeless tale about the importance of remaining invested in humanity and of passing along one's gifts..." California Seniors
About the Author
While majoring in education and minoring in music at the University of New Mexico, Kathleen Dexter worked as a ghostwriter and producer for a children's storytelling program on KUNM (Albuquerque), an affiliate of NPR. This eventually led her to found her own company, Zephyr Tapes and Books, which specializes in stories from the southwest. She worked for fifteen years in the ?movie industry circus? on various film projects while completing her master's degree in psychology. She began writing fiction when one of her professors commented that ?the real students of human nature aren't psychologists ? they're novelists.?
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