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TitleWest with giraffes / Lynda Rutledge.
AuthorRutledge, Lynda, 1950-
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Call NoBarcodeLocationCirc Status
AF RUT11585300002589RidgwayAvailable

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781542021746
Personal Name Rutledge, Lynda, 1950-
Title Statement West with giraffes / Lynda Rutledge.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?20
Imprint Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2021]
Physical Description 356 pages ; 22
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Summary, Etc. "'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California's first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world's first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it's too late"--Publishe
Subject San Diego Zoo Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal rescue Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Giraffe Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human-animal relationships Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Interpersonal relations Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Zoo keepers Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States History 1933-1945 Fictio
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.

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