Katrina Kittle, author of The Blessings of the Animals, on tour August 2010

Posted By on July 5, 2010

About The Blessings of the Animals

From Katrina Kittle, critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes a wry and moving story of forgiveness, flexibility, happiness, and the art of moving on.

Veterinarian Cami Anderson has hit a rough patch. Stymied by her recent divorce, she wonders if there are secret ingredients to a happy, long-lasting marriage or if the entire institution is outdated and obsolete. Couples all around her are approaching important milestones. Her parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Her brother and his partner find their marriage dreams legally blocked. Her former sister-in-law—still her best friend—is newly engaged. The youthfully exuberant romance of her teenage daughter is developing complications. And three separate men—including her ex-husband—are becoming entangled in Cami’s messy post-marital love life.

But as she struggles to come to terms with her own doubts amid this chaotic circus of relationships, Cami finds strange comfort in an unexpected confidant: an angry, unpredictable horse in her care. With the help of her equine soul mate, she begins to make sense of marriage’s great mysteries—and its disconnects.

About Katrina

Katrina was born in Illinois but has lived in the Dayton area since first grade. She attended Ohio University and was Outstanding Graduating Senior for both the English and Education departments. She taught high school English and theatre at Centerville High School for five years, and she taught middle school English and theatre at the Miami Valley School for six. She has also worked as a house cleaner, a veterinary assistant, a children’s theatre director, a costumer, and as case management support for the AIDS Resource Center (formerly AIDS Foundation Miami Valley).

Katrina is the author of Traveling Light, Two Truths and a Lie, and The Kindness of Strangers. The Kindness of Strangers was a BookSense pick and the winner of the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. Early chapters from that novel earned her grants from both the Ohio Arts Council and Culture Works.

She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in Louisville.

When not writing, Katrina enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, acting, and time spent in the presence of animals (especially horses). She is the proud aunt of Amy and Nathan, and lives in the Dayton area with her cat and a kickass garden.

Connect with Katrina:

Katrina’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Tuesday, August 3rd: Reviews From the Heart

Wednesday, August 4th: Rundpinne

Thursday, August 5th: Chick With Books

Tuesday, August 10th: Raging Bibliomania

Thursday, August 12th: Book Club Classics!

Wednesday, August 18th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Thursday, August 19th: Booksie’s Blog

Tuesday, August 24th: The Little Reader

Thursday, August 26th: Books and Things

Monday, August 30th: Café of Dreams

Wednesday, September 1st: Take Me Away

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