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West with Giraffes: A Novel by [Lynda Rutledge]
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West with Giraffes is truly a fun read…I [can’t] imagine a reading list that would not contain Lynda Rutledge’s astonishing novel.” Old Naples News

“Every year I find at least one book that soars above all the others. This year West With Giraffes is that book.” Florida Times Union

“A flawless novel.” Austin American-Statesman

“A perfect balance between history and fiction.” POPSUGAR

“[A] larger-than-life story about the power of both animal magnetism and human connection…witty, charming, and heartwarming.” Booklist

From the Publisher

Once in a great while, a book hits my desk that is so full of memorable characters and scenes that I can’t wait to see it publish! Such was the case with West with Giraffes, the historical novel based on the incredible true story of an unlikely pair transporting two giraffes across the country during the Depression. The author was inspired by the event, which she discovered while working on a nonfiction piece about the San Diego Zoo, and this book contains so many charming details, I felt like I was along for the ride.

I’ll never forget Woody, the young Dust Bowl survivor, and his curmudgeonly older boss. The challenges they endure on the trip end up teaching young Woody indelible life lessons about fate, love, and life. From truck breakdowns to circus con artists, from meeting the woman of your dreams to visions of life in California, this is the kind of laugh, cry, tell-a-friend read that you long for. Grab a blanket and a cup of tea, and enjoy this wild road trip.

- Danielle Marshall, Editor

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B088FF4S7Q
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (February 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 14430 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 346 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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