By Judy Reene Singer

ISBN-10: 0061713775

ISBN-13: 9780061713774

From the writer of nonetheless existence with Elephant comes the tale of 1 girl and her quest to save lots of an impressive animal. After a yr spent taking care of child elephants in Africa, Neelie Sterling is getting ready to come back to the States and a existence full of exes—ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-house, ex-horse. yet she is forsaking a few unfinished enterprise in Zimbabwe: a really precise elephant designated for execution. With the aid of her new good friend Diamond-Rose Tremaine, an eccentric safari operator, Neelie manages to shop for a while for the imperiled pachyderm, figuring out that once she lands in ny they are going to have to bring up money for his rescue. as soon as they are domestic, every little thing turns into a fight. Neelie and Diamond-Rose now needs to relearn easy methods to live to tell the tale in an city jungle of desk manners and genuine beds whereas dealing with the overbearing affections of Neelie's kin. tougher nonetheless, Neelie desperately wishes assistance from her filthy rich conservationist ex-boyfriend, Tom, to avoid wasting the incredible creature—and swallowing her satisfaction simply may be the largest problem of all.

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Well, technically, it wasn’t with the elephants. Dr. Annabelle Pontwynne, who ran the sanctuary, was very genteel and insisted on a proper dinner every night with her staff. “No,” Diamond agreed, looking over the food with satisfaction. ” She grabbed a skewer and pulled off a piece of meat with her teeth. ” I took a little bite. It was very savory and tender. ” She peered at the piece left on her skewer. “Ostrich? Springbok? ” I stared at my skewer for a few minutes, then looked at the cauliflower, then back at my skewer.

Diamond was already out the door, the camera swinging from her wrist. We followed a rush of campers and guides across the dark compound, toward a path where the lights had been turned on. There was a jumble of loud voices ahead, and my stomach tightened with anticipation. I was certain that an elephant had come into the camp. I missed my elephants, and I was eager to see one. I let myself get carried along in the surge toward a campsite about a quarter of a mile away. “It’s probably Tusker,” someone said behind me.

Malva pudding was not available for dessert. Nor was anything else. ” I asked Diamond-Rose as I downed my fifth cup of coffee. “It won’t exactly get us to New York,” she admitted. “Americans sometimes have a problem getting out of Zimbabwe, but my friends reassure me there is no problem at all getting out of Zambia. Eventually we can take a plane from Zimbabwe to Zambia. Or Botswana. ” “It’s the word ‘eventually’ that bothers me,” I said. I had visions of spending the rest of my life taking planes from one African country to the next, with my new friend promising how each one would be easier to leave from than the last, while the prospect of getting to New York became more and more remote.

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