Cornwall Public Library

Book Chat & Chocolate

Book Chat & Chocolate
  • West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
    January 25, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Hudson Valley’s sweetest book group for a lively and fun book discussion.

January’s Book Pick: West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge.

Books and CDs are available to pick up at the library. This title is not currently available on Libby or hoopla.

Book Synopsis:

Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, finds himself recalling an unforgettable experience. It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and 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 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.



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