The Cats of Savone by David-Michael Harding

The Cats of Savone via Love at First Book

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I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

I’m a fan of David-Michael Harding.  I absolutely loved How Angels Die, which is about two strong and sexy sisters who work to defeat the Nazis, and I still think about that book from time to time.

Then I read and enjoyed Cherokee Talisman, which is about the Cherokee Indians who are being pushed off their land by the white people who are expanding in America.

And now, it’s The Cats of Savone by David-Michael Harding.  The Cats of Savone is a cool book for a few reasons:

1. It’s specifically subtitled: 8 Short Novels for Busy People.  I like that.  Tell it like it is, DMH!

2. It’s Volume 1.  I’m intrigued. . . does that mean there will be more volumes???

3. You can VOTE on your favorite!  And then DMH is going to turn the winner into a full length novel!!!!  How cool is that????

On to the stories themselves. . .

My favorite, and the one I voted for, is My Boo Radley.  It’s a story of a kid who plays baseball and has this disfigured neighbor.  The neighborhood kids all prank the neighbor, as kids sometimes do.  But then the E-Man (named by the kids after the Elephant Man) teaches the main character something that takes him years to discover the true value of.

I just loved it.  It connects To Kill a Mockingbird with a more modern story that I think everyone can relate to.

Then you have the title story, The Cats of Savone, which is about how a pregnant cat made it into a prison and stole the hearts of some inmates.  And you all know how much I love my jail/prison stuff!

And the really strangely unique story of St. Alden’s, which takes place as 3 new students are headed to one of the most prestigious schools on the planet. . . that also happens to have an interesting secret.

Plus there are five more stories to check out!  And if you’re unsure about DMH, he generously provided some free short stories/excerpts!

You can read all of 2 short stories, plus over 100 pages of How Angels Die & Cherokee Talisman!  I suggest checking his writing out, especially because it’s so easy to do so before deciding to purchase!

Now’s the time to share you favorite short story collection!!!!

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Interested in getting your own copy? Check it out on Amazon. I get a small percentage if you purchase from the link, and it doesn’t cost you any extra.

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18 thoughts on “The Cats of Savone by David-Michael Harding

  1. I’m not a short story fan either…but I know if I e pose myself to more of them, I’ll find stuff I like. I’ve found plenty of short stories to love over the years of teaching. The TKM referenced one definitely grabs me, as does the whole voting thing. That would be cool!

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  2. This sounds really good. I love that the author will respond to what his fans want by turning one of these into a full length novel. The stories you described both sound heartwarming and you really can’t go wrong with cats 🙂

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  3. Are you starting to see a pattern here? Last days.Last days.Last days.When I first read about this story, all I could wonder and discuss with family: what kind of world do we live, where police officers are being amuhsbed.I don't know about anyone else, but I am scared. Seriously.

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