April Read _Elephant Whisperer

Our April read will be Lawrence Anthony’s “The Elephant Whisper”.

From Amazon:

Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world’s endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd’s last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn’t take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony’s experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony’s unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.



Other suggestions from June:

2. Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
3. The Three Graces of Val-Kill by Emily Herring Wilson


Feb 8 Bookclub

I am excited to host our February meeting and thrilled to be talking about Manhattan Beach (Spoiler alert: I loved the book). Dinner will be venison and rice. Please bring salad, veggie, apps, dessert and beverage of choice. I look forward to having you all. Please let me know if you can come by leaving a comment below.