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Sat, Jun 03


Clara Tomsula's Home

June Bookies

“West with Giraffes” by Linda Rutledge Hostess: Clara Tomsula; co-host – Leslie Wheeler *We will choose books for next season at this meeting!*

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June Bookies
June Bookies

Time & Location

Jun 03, 2023, 10:30 AM

Clara Tomsula's Home, 10834 W 79th Pl, Arvada, CO 80005, USA


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“West with Giraffes” by Linda Rutledge

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 12-day road trip in a custom

truck to deliver Southern California’s 1 st giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the

wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow. 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.

“Hear ye, hear ye!!”  Bring your book suggestions for next season to this

‘Bookies’!  And, some sort of calendar xoxoxo

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