West With Giraffes
by Lynda Rutledge
Wednesday, February 8
This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.
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.
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.
All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.
Register by: 2/6
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