Elephant Winter

Elephant Winter

eBook - 2009
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When a romance between two zoo keepers goes sour, the woman turns to an elephant for sisterly support. Sophie Walker of Ontario is able to do this because while in Africa she learned their language.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Penguin Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780143172833
0143172832
Characteristics: 1 online resource (214 p.)

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While caring for her dying mother, 30-year-old Sophie Walker becomes acquainted with the keeper of a nearby safari park. Sophie is fascinated by a group of elephants living at the park and can't help but compare their exemplary behaviour patterns to those of humans.A beautiful and thoughtful novel.


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writermala
Jul 27, 2014

This is a book like one I've never read before! Sophie comes to a cold Southern Ontario town to nurse her dying mother. Her mother's cottage abuts an elephant Safari. Sophie interacts with the elephants there and is fascinated by Jo who tends the elephants. From Jo, Sophie learns to understand the elephants and develops a unique understanding of their "language."
Sophie's proclamations - yes the writer's - are very profound ; such as "We are all each others' world."

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