Lake Union Publishing
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"'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes...' 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....
Amy Einhorn Books
Faith Bass Darling, the richest woman in Bass, Texas, and a twenty-year recluse, holds a garage sale on the last day of the millennium, sparking curiosity and protectiveness throughout her Texas community.