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February 28, 2023
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Open to all. No pre-registration required. Email book club moderators, Judy Merson and Jean Hutchinson, for Zoom link information: Log on as early as 10:00am for troubleshooting.

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Friends Book Club: West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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. 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.

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