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West with Giraffes: A Novel



An emotional, rousing novel inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America.

"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 more


371 pages

Average rating: 7.87




Community Reviews
Nov 16, 2023
9/10 stars
An excellent book! Love the story and the truth of it. Its charming, sad, funny and a story of grace and redemption.
Oct 28, 2023
8/10 stars
I loved this book. The characters were well drawn, I felt like I knew them personally. The journey across the country at such a pivotal time in our country'history was truly captivating. I did tear up at the end
Jun 06, 2023
8/10 stars
fell in love w main character. good read. hard to get into at beginning…was a bit confused. then completely hooked and lost within.
Jun 03, 2023
7/10 stars
What a joy to read!

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but even if I had high expectations starting out, this book far exceeded them!

If you're an animal lover, this book will sing to all of the reasons you love them, regardless of the species or type. If you're not an animal lover, this book will give you a good sense of why others love them. Either way, you'll love this book for its rich characters, its fast-paced and intriguing plot more
May 30, 2023
8/10 stars
This one was better than expected. The author wrote a good story given that the topic on the surface didn't seem interesting.

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