Last week I was bemoaning the fact that book publishers seem to ignore the category of "spiritual fiction" and how hard it was to find a book in that realm. But be happy, dear reader, because I found a very engaging book, and lucky for me, it is the first in a series. Huzzah!
The book I am talking about is David Michie's book The Dalai Lama's Cat. Since I love animals, this is doubly delightful because this is told from the point of view of a cat. A Himalayan cat, to be precise, who is saved from certain death by the Dalai Lama and is adopted by him. The cat, who goes by many names, has a rich interior life and is eager to understand and apply various Tibetan Buddhist teachings.
And author David Michie is a wonderful teacher. He has written other non-fiction books on Buddhism and mindfulness, and he knows how to interweave these teachings in a compelling story. Although I wish the copy editor had done a bit more thorough job, I still highly recommend this book. Enjoy!