Lilian Jackson Braun


Born
in Willimansette, Chicopee Falls, Massachachusetts, The United States
June 20, 1913

Died
June 04, 2011

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Lilian Jackson Braun was an American writer. She is well-known for her light-hearted series of The Cat Who... mystery novels. The Cat Who books center around the life of former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran, and his two Siamese cats, KoKo and Yum Yum in the fictitious small town of Pickax located in Moose County, "400 miles north of everywhere." Although never formally stated in the books, the towns, counties and lifestyles described in the series are generally accepted to be a modeled after Bad Axe, Michigan (located in the "Michigan Thumb") where she resided with her husband for many years until the mid 1980's. Many also believe that the culture and history of the Upper peninsula of Michigan are represented in the series as well, whi ...more

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The Cat Who Knew Shakespear...

3.93 avg rating — 8,131 ratings — published 1988 — 30 editions
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The Cat Who Played Post Off...

3.98 avg rating — 7,852 ratings — published 1987 — 33 editions
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More books by Lilian Jackson Braun…
The Cat Who Could Read Back... The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern The Cat Who Turned On and Off The Cat Who Saw Red The Cat Who Played Brahms The Cat Who Played Post Office The Cat Who Knew Shakespeare
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“Dogs have their day but cats have 365.”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who... Omnibus 02 (Books 4-6): The Cat Who Saw Red / The Cat Who Played Brahms / The Cat Who Played Post Office

“Cats are cats . . . the world over!
These intelligent, peace-loving, four-footed friends- who are without prejudice, without hate, without greed- may someday teach us something.
-James Mackintosh Qwilleran”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Saw Stars
tags: cats

“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.”
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

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