“When a homeless man met a stray feline, it led to an odyssey that changed their lives forever.”
– New York Post
“A tearjerker of a movie waiting to happen.”
– Bustle (16 best nonfiction reads)
"Readers who empathized with the honesty and humility of James Bowen’s A STREET CAT NAMED BOB will be moved by this healing love story."
– Library Journal
“Beautifully written and with great sensitivity by a gifted writer . . . It’s a story about doing the right thing, even when it rips your heart out to do so.”
– The Conscious Cat
“Written in a highly detailed, narrative style, this is both a heartwarming tale of animals’ ability to transform people and a humanizing depiction of the factors leading to homelessness.”
“Tabor’s journey is a wonderful reminder of how animals can help create extraordinary circumstances, which help people join together even in the toughest of times. The prose is beautiful, the story compelling.”
– Amos Lassen, founder of Literary Pride
“Strays will certainly appeal to fans of Bob the street cat, but offers a fascinating and complex twist on an old plot. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and most likely be an emotional wreck at the bittersweet ending. But it’ll be well worth it!”
– Purrington Post
“An inspirational story about love, loss, redemption and the transformative power of the bond that develops between humans and animals.”
– Ocala Style magazine
“A touching, in-depth look at the lives of a remarkable stray cat and a remarkable down-and-out man who brought each other joy and unexpected adventure. This lovely, luminous story will warm your heart, make you laugh and want to share your life with a rescue cat.”
– Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats
"Britt Collins's accessible and empathetic new book, Strays, portrays the close bond between Michael and Tabor as they traveled through America, facing the challenges of living on the road, both from nature and from circumstance. The story continues to linger in my mind and reminds me that the care of an animal really can motivate and make change possible."
– Claire Bessant, CEO of International Cat Care
“At times heart-wrenching, Strays held me captive, eager, and anxious for little Tabor to find her way back home. And at the end, I was reminded of the ultimate price of loving an animal—the moment of loss, the moment when you have to say the pain was worth the gift of loving another of the world’s creatures.”
– Barbara Bennett, author of Soul of a Lion
“Strays is the affectionate telling of a remarkable story. There is much more here than the healing power of the human/animal bond or a tale of survival and adventure on the margins of society. Strays reminds us that there is no such thing as a small or insignificant life and that every life has intrinsic value."
– Francis Battista, Co-Founder of Best Friends Animal Society
"A powerful tale of a drifter saving, and being saved by, a stray feline. This book is a reminder that the animals that shadow us in our lives help to make us more human."
– Scott Carney, New York Times Bestselling author of What Doesn't Kill Us