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West with giraffes
(Book Club Kit)

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Seattle: Lake Union, 2021.
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Book Club Kit
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1 kit containing 12 books and 1 discussion guide.
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"'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"--Publisher.
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. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Wilson Nickel. Present day: At 105, Woody feels his life ebbing away. When he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an experience he cannot take to his grave. In retelling his story, he explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, and the passing of time. -- adapted from jacket
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Special kit for book clubs to check out. Must meet with the Circulation Desk Manager to reserve this item.
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Bud Werner Memorial Library - book club kits.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rutledge, L. (2021). West with giraffes. Seattle, Lake Union.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rutledge, Lynda. 2021. West With Giraffes. Seattle, Lake Union.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rutledge, Lynda, West With Giraffes. Seattle, Lake Union, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rutledge, Lynda. West With Giraffes. Seattle, Lake Union, 2021.

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