There are some books out there that just make you feel good: this is one of them.
Editor Callie Smith Grant has collected a set of stories about real people and their real cats. Some of them are childhood friends; some of them are companions in adulthood and illness. But every single one of them helps a broken-hearted human to become whole again.
I related to so many of these tales; as a lonely kid whose best friend was the family cat, I know the comfort of being able to whisper a secret into a twitching ear, and of feeling a rumbly purr.