Homer's Odyssey - Gwen Cooper

Homer's Odyssey

By Gwen Cooper

  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Genre: Pets
Score: 4.5
From 84 Ratings


BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's Love Saves the Day.

The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight.

Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen’s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn’t something you see with your eyes.


  • I wish I could give it more stars!!

    By Lgarr30
    This is hands down the best book I've ever read. I could not put it down. I am indeed a huge cat fan however, this story is great for anyone who feels a lack of courage or the inability to accomplish anything in your life. It taught me so many lessons I will keep close for the rest of my life. Kudos to Gwen and Homer for such an incredible gift this boom really is. Homer I am your biggest fan!! :)
  • Awesome book!!!

    By Chupples
    This is one of the best cat books I have ever read! It's heart warming and funny! I give it a huge thumbs up!
  • From one cat lover to another...

    By nancyd560623
    Thank you for sharing Homer with the world. Even if you're not a cat lover, you need to read HOMER'S ODYSSEY for the sheer joke de vivre of this little cat and his humans.
  • Tar

    By Tarriverrat
    Great. Homer is a trip. I love cats, having 9 now. Would love Homer as 2 of my cats each have 1 eye. Read this book!!
  • Loved it!

    By Bookluvr10
    This is an amazing book. Not only is it heart warming, but it tells the story of a beloved cat who beats the odds by overcoming being blind. This has to be one of my favorite books, and it should be your favorite, too!