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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
"'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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutledge, Lynda
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.U476726
LC item number
W47 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Animal rescue
  • Giraffe
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Zoo keepers
  • United States
Label
West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1155553805
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781542023344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155553805
Label
West with giraffes : a novel, Lynda Rutledge
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1155553805
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781542023344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155553805

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      Mill Pond Public Library 140 N. South St, Kingston, WI, 53939, US
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