Sneaky Pie for President is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2012 by American Artists, Inc.

Illustrations copyright © 2012 by Michael Gellatly

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Brown, Rita Mae.

Sneaky pie for president : a novel / by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown.

p. cm.

eISBN: 978-0-345-53354-8

1. Cats—Fiction.  2. Dogs—Fiction.  3. Political campaigns—Fiction.  4. Virginia—Fiction.  I. Title.

PS3552.R698S59    2012

813′.54—dc23         2012015893

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Jacket design and illustrations: Beverly Leung

Jacket illustrations include images © Daniel Pelvin (cat silhouette), © Mike McDonald/Shutterstock (frontjacket button motif), ©

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