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An elephant never forgets... This is the story of Hannah the elephant and her soon-to-be-retired keeper, Samson Brown. For forty-one years Hannah has been held in captivity at a dilapidated zoo, with Sam's company the one thing keeping her going. Sam's terrified what will happen to Hannah when he's gone, so rejoices when elephant expert Neva Wilson arrives on the scene. But can she dream?Neva quickly discovers what Sam already knows: that despite their loving care, Hannah's isolation and worsening health could be her undoing. So together they hatch a plan, to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary - just as the zoo's spiteful director launches a campaign that spotlights Hannah as the main attraction, intricately tying Hannah's future to the fate of the zoo.
|Publication date:||4th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Diane Hammond, the author of two previous novels, GOING TO BEND and HOMESICK CREEK, is the recipient of an Oregon Arts Commission literary fellowship and served as a spokesperson for the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and Oregon Coast Aquarium. She lives in Ben Oregon, with her husband and daughter.More About Diane Hammond