About the book
Cat Therapy is an anthology of diary entries written by Gail Gilbride during her cancer treatment, which coincided with the coronavirus pandemic.
Emotionally rich and shedding light on one of the most challenging experiences anyone might encounter, it’s beautifully written with honesty, humour, playfulness, and enduring optimism. Gail’s voice is warm, strong, and true, taking us deep into the heart of a woman compelled to examine everything that’s gone before and undertake a difficult new journey.
It also tells the story of the cat, Archie, who raised a paw and joined the mission.
About the author
Gail Patricia Gilbride was born in Pretoria. She is a middle child and despite playing with dinky cars in the dust, she developed a love for dolls, ballet and all things pink. These days she lives on the edge of the Hemel en Aarde valley with her human and furry family, where she swims in the sea, writes, gardens and dabbles in painting.
Gail holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University and a post-graduate teaching diploma from UCT. In a previous life she taught English, Sound Perception and Communication Skills. She also used to dance and mastering the Tango is still on her wish list.
Her novel Under the African Sun was published by CactusRain in 2016, and it was selected as a top ten finalist in the Author Academy Awards competition (USA).
Cat Therapy is her unplanned memoir.
Publisher: Gail Gilbride and distributed by Karavan Press/Protea distribution.
Available from Exclusive Books (R260).