Our book fairies in Florida had a scorching time hiding this eye catching new paperback!
Hiding Cat Tale around Florida
Our Florida book fairies had a blast hiding this beautiful new novel from Craig Pittman! They got busy preparing the books with stickers, bookmarks and ribbons to match the cover, and off they went to find great spots!
It’s central to both the story behind the author and the plot of Cat Tale. Craig Pittman is an American journalist and author of four books. He is a reporter and columnist for the Tampa Bay Times. According to The New York Times, Pittman’s 2016 book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, is a “compulsively readable,” native son’s view of the state he “obviously loves,” in which he makes a persuasive case that Florida has an outsize influence on the national culture. The book grew out of a series of articles Pittman wrote for Slate. The book, which covers such topics as driving in Florida, gambling in Florida, and sin and salvation in Florida, contains one of the earliest published uses of the phrase “Drainpipe of America.” In February 2017 it won the Florida Book Award gold medal for Florida nonfiction.
About Cat Tale by Craig Pittman
It wasn’t so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle–the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story–until now. With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle. This being Florida, there’s more than a little weirdness, too. An engrossing narrative of wry humour, sharp writing and exhaustive reportage, Cat Tale shows what it takes to bring one species back and what unexpected costs such a decision brings.
Would you like to join The Book Fairies?
You can! Anyone can hide books and get involved – all you need is a set of official book fairy stickers, a pile of books (secondhand is great!) that you’d like to hide, and maybe some pretty ribbon to wrap the books in!