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Cat Tales for Mariette: An Unexpected Friendship on the Camdeboo Plains of South Africa
A solitary author, a dying widow, and a love of cats weave together to create a touching story about hopes, regrets, and the gift of friendship.
Set in the dusty Karoo desert town of Aberdeen, South Africa, Cat Tales for Mariette tells of the unexpected friendship that forms between Michael Brown and a dying woman, Mariette Van Wyks. The two bond over Michael’s sharing of cat stories from his many years of life shared with cats. Mariette’s unfulfilled longing to experience the presence of cats in her life comes to fruition through cat tales over tea and cookies in the hospital. As Mariette takes the final steps of her journey, these stories magically bring insight, healing, and resolution to her past and also to Michael’s.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
When South African Michael Brown began entering what he calls "present-moment awareness," he discovered a heightened consciousness that runs parallel to conventional, mundane experience. In due course, he charted a methodical pathway into present moment awareness. This practical procedure, called The Presence Process, is his first book detailing this ten-week process. His second book, Alchemy of the Heart, will be followed by a third, Cat Tales for Mariette, to be published by Namaste Publishing in October 2016.