Barn Cat

GemmaMedia Books (2013)


A young girl leaves Tokyo with her mother in 1979, carrying her pink suitcase to a new home, a new father and sister, on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Thirty-three years later, her mother’s belongings are found packed into boxes, her furniture draped in white sheets. Without so much as a note, a mother leaves these two grown sisters to figure out where she has gone.

What happens when people lose their way home? Like a little barn cat, they grab onto a second family. . . and start again.

Barn Cat is part of the Open Door Series by GemmaMedia Books. Inspired by the Irish series of books designed for adult literacy, Gemma Open Door foundation provides fresh stories, new ideas, and essential resources for young people and adults as they embrace the power of reading and the written word.