Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr): Vroom! by Barbara McClintock

Girls and Their Cats

When fashion photographer BriAnne Wills rescued two kittens while living in Ukraine, her love affair with cats began. Two years later, resettled in Brooklyn, N.Y., she started photographing other women who shared her healthy obsession, observing, "Cats truly are good for the soul." Wills, along with Elyse Moody, senior editor at Martha Stewart Living, presents 50 sparkling photographs of artists, writers and activists--women from different walks of life--and their beloved "furry quadrupeds." The collaborators pair each visual portrait with the heartwarming story of the distinctive human-feline bond pictured.

Wills and Moody modernize the traditional "cat lady" stereotype, while offering tidbits on everything from how to catproof a home to deciphering cat tail language. Cat worshipers--and those who love them--will be held rapt by this charming collection. --Kathleen Gerard, blogger at Reading Between the Lines