This Wednesday we are going to be discussing the book Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond. I ended up listening to it while driving to my family's for Christmas and I have to say that I found it to be the perfect feel-good book. It's about elephants, and I find it little hard not to love elephants. Once we have the discussion I can post a little about what we thought. Until then, I will post the Amazon.com summary.
Our Wednesday meeting will be a full one. Not only will we be choosing books for the next 3 quarters, but we will be having our annual White Elephant gift exchange (kinda appropriate given our book choice). Thanks for sticking with us!
An elephant never forgets . . . but can she dream?
For forty-one years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Having vowed not to retire until an equally loving and devoted caretaker is found to replace him, Sam rejoices when smart, compassionate Neva Wilson is hired as the new elephant keeper. But Neva quickly discovers what Sam already knows: that despite their loving care, Hannah is isolated from other elephants and her feet are nearly ruined from standing on hard concrete all day. Using her contacts in the zookeeping world, Neva and Sam hatch a plan to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary—just as the zoo's angry, unhappy director launches an aggressive revitalization campaign that spotlights Hannah as the star attraction, inextricably tying Hannah's future to the fate of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo.
A charming, poignant, and captivating novel certain to enthrall readers of Water for Elephants, Diane Hammond's Hannah's Dream is a beautifully told tale rich in heart, humor, and intelligence.