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History by the Book Club

West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

2022-10-20 13:00:00 2022-10-20 14:00:00 America/Denver History by the Book Club Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. Words of Windsor - Loft

Thursday, October 20
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-20 13:00:00 2022-10-20 14:00:00 America/Denver History by the Book Club Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. Words of Windsor - Loft

Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave.

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, this 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.

This discussion will take place at Words of Windsor

History by the Book meets to discuss historical fiction and non-fiction books. We explore the deeper stories behind historical events and periods in the past.

*Registration required. Registration for this event opens Thursday, September 1st

*Books for registered patrons will be available for pick up starting on Thursday, September 15th. 

*Please contact the library by phone (970-686-5603 ex. 323) or email to cancel your reservation if you are no longer able to participate in a registered event. Failure to attend the event without providing a cancellation notice will result in a $5 fine being added to your library account.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18-up) |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club |

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Words of Windsor