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The Resource West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge

West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge

Label
West with giraffes : a novel
Title
West with giraffes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Rutledge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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1950-
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Rutledge, Lynda
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • San Diego Zoo
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal rescue
  • Giraffe
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Zoo keepers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1155553805
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781542021746
Label
West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1155553805
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781542021746

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