Synopses & Reviews
Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.
About the Author
Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa
. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare,
she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University
and has a masters degree from Emporia State University
She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa
Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki. His other cat, Feasor, died four days after the completion of this book.