Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time (North Star Press)

A memoir of life, love, and the human/animal-companion bond.

On sale June 1, 2013!

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Praise for Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time:

“Anyone who has loved, lived with, or grieved the loss of a cat will appreciate Driving with Cats. This tender book interweaves profiles of the author’s cat companions with her gems of wisdom on topics as diverse as finding your true calling in life, transporting cats to and from the veterinarian, the soothing aspects of yoga and meditation, the reality of dreams, and the gentle wind of a cat’s presence after death. This delicate, life-affirming, and comforting book should have a place of honor on bookshelves where cats can curl up and wrap their paws around it.”

–Linda Anderson, co-author, Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort, Saying Goodbye to Your Angel Animals, and other books in the Angel Animals series, www.angelanimals.net


“This book goes beyond the animal companions of the author: from the family the cats complete, to the spiritual, the aesthetic, and the end-of-life mystery. And Catherine Holm goes beyond as well: from a fine writer to a yoga master to an elevated soul.

–Joseph Maiolo, award-winning fiction writer whose latest book is Saint Matthew in Appalachia and Other Stories, overcoatbooks.com


“A road map for the emotional journey of life – and death – with animal companions. Heartfelt, personal and at times profound, Driving with Cats steers us toward living consciously, loving unconditionally, and absorbing what other animals appear to know instinctively: this moment matters. Be in it.”

–Cathy Unruh, Animal advocate, journalist, author of Taming Me: Memoir of a Clever Island Cat, www.cathyunruh.com


“Life with our cats is a journey — one fraught with joy and with sorrow, but always traveled on a road paved with unconditional love and important lessons if your eyes and heart are open to receive them. Driving With Cats is a beautiful emotional and spiritual travelogue of Catherine Holm’s own journey with the cats who touched her life and what they have taught her along the way.”

–JaneA Kelley, Author of Paws and Effect, a blog by cats, for cats and their people


“If you have ever been owned by a cat, you’ll relate to this charming, heartwarming, very real feline memoir.”

–Patricia Fry, author of 37 books, including Catscapades, True Cat Tales, www.matilijapress.com


Driving with Cats is not just about living in northern Minnesota, or living with cats. It’s a book about devotion, adaptation, intuition, permanence, isolation, and living “in the moment.” It contains wisdom learned from several memorable felines no reader will easily forget.”

– Barbara Florio Graham, author and publishing consultant, www.SimonTeakettle.com


“Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time is a beautiful collection of stories of love, loss, and learning. By sharing the lessons learned from her cats, Holm offers a road map for anyone who is open to the often profound teachings that can come from simply loving and caring for a cat.”

– Ingrid King, award-winning author of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher and Purrs of Wisdom: Conscious Living, Feline Style, http://ingridking.com


“Holm’s memoir is a moving tribute to her orange tabby Jamie, who was adopted at three weeks and who managed to cram nine lives into 20 human years. His story is peppered with tales about the other cats that Holm openly admits have helped to define her life. Her engaging style will have the reader reminiscing about cats they have loved and lost.

-Sandy Robins, author of For The Love of Cats and Fabulous Felines: Health and Beauty Secrets for the Pampered Cat, www.SandyRobinsOnline.com

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