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A homeless cat and Helen meet at crossroads in their lives in New York City.

Available in North America, Australia and New Zealand. To be published in Russian, Chinese (short form), French and Italian.

While Helen Brown was visiting New York, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen imagined a sweet-natured cuddler who dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan’s Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude.

Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy. Having survived a serious infection, and needing daily medication, he was unlikely to be adopted. But as Helen and Bono bonded, she resolved to see that he found a forever home. She didn’t know he would change her life and teach her lessons she would cherish. Just as this sweet, beleaguered, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, Helen too was ready for new beginnings. And so began a heart-warming, uplifting, lasting kind of love…

“Bono teaches us how to live.” Hal Abrams, Animal Radio, USA

“A warm, poignant tale about the sheer force of a cat’s personality and the joy and healing it can bring.” Women’s Weekly, Australia

“This wonderfully heart-warming recounting of love, hope and selflessness is all about new beginnings, perfect for anyone seeking inspiration for a fresh start.” Modern Cat

Bono by Helen Brown

Bono – The Rescue Cat Who Helped Me Find My Way Home. (AU/NZ cover)


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