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Linda Benson

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Linda Benson is the author of THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES, SIX DEGREES OF LOST, WALKING THE DOG, FINDING CHANCE and THE HORSE JAR (which has been translated into Spanish.)

She is also the author of a series of short fiction called CAT TALES, including THE WINTER KITTEN, THE SPRINGTIME CAT, THE SUMMER CAT, THE AUTUMN KITTEN, THE NEWLYWED CAT, THE ACCIDENTAL KITTEN and THE GRANDFATHER CAT.

Her passion for nature and animals often finds its way into her writing. She has been a veterinary assistant, zoo keeper, race track groom, realtor, children's librarian, and owned both a native plant nursery and a saddle shop. Currently, she volunteers teaching English as a Second Language.

Ms. Benson lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a m
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Average rating: 4.35 · 882 ratings · 95 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Winter Kitten

4.23 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2013
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The Girl Who Remembered Horses

4.52 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Springtime Cat (Cat Tal...

4.22 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 2014
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The Accidental Kitten (Cat ...

4.41 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2015
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The Autumn Kitten (Cat Tale...

4.34 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2014
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The Summer Cat (Cat Tales #3)

4.44 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2014
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The Newlywed Cat (Cat Tales...

4.44 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2015
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Six Degrees of Lost

4.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Walking the Dog

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Cat Tales (Books 1-4)

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