Iris Grace by Arabella Carter-JohnsonEver since we came home with Thula, this precious magical kitten has cast a spell over Iris. They sit beside each other as Iris paints, and new doorways to communication have been opened, doors we had previously feared might be locked forever.
Iris Grace is six years old and severely autistic. For the first few years of her life, she barely communicated at all - she hardly ever looked up when her parents walked into a room, she rarely smiled or spoke. Her mother Arabella despaired - Iris seemed to be trapped in her own world, unreachable.
Then one day the family decided to get a cat, Thula, with whom Iris had an immediate affinity. She appeared to open up and communicate with Thula in a way that she hadnt done before. The little girl who seemed to be lost in her own world slowly blossomed. Iris is an extraordinarily gifted artist who sees the world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way, and with Thula by her side, she will sit and paint for hours.
This book isnt the story of a genius or child prodigy (although Iris is almost certainly both of those things), this is the story of how a remarkable bond between a cat and a child saved a family.
Beautifully written, readers will be spellbound by the story of Iris Grace and her devoted pet cat Thula.
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He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. New York magazine described Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation. Shepard's plays are known for their bleak, poetic, surrealist elements, black comedy , and rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society. Shepard was born on November 5, , in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Shepard characterized his father as "a drinking man, a dedicated alcoholic ".
Shepard was most recently seen in the Netflix series Bloodline , playing the patriarch of a troubled family in the Florida Keys.
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But the play is the same. Shepard, 72, dressed in jeans, work boots, a ribbed sweater and a down vest, was sitting on an upper floor of a Midtown rehearsal studio, its windows facing the synthetic glamour of 42nd Street. It won the Pulitzer Prize for drama the next year and helped to transform Mr. Shepard from a fringe writer to a major playwright. And Mr.
He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death at his home in Kentucky July San Antonio College and touring with a repertory theatre company. In , the play earned Shepard the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Two additional plays of his— True West and Fool for Love —were later recognized as finalists for the honor. Shepard made his Broadway debut as a writer in by contributing sketch material to the musical revue Oh! His three plays that earned Pulitzer recognition did not play Broadway until years following their original premieres. Shepard also wrote for the screen, including an adaptation of his Fool for Love, in which he also starred as Eddie.