Fingersmith, by Sara Waters. You must all go read it, it's great. Not the best book I ever read, no, but a damn good one.
On another note, my cat got ran over by the delivery guy for my sister's chinese restaurant. When my brother told me I laughed because I thought he was joking. But he wasn't joking.
My brother offered to buy me a new one. I know he was just trying to make me feel better, and I know it sounds cliche to say this, but no other cat could possibly be the same. It just wouldn't be Beans.