Hidden Valley Book Club – Selection of the Year

January 12, 2024

Our favorite read of 2023…

The Hidden Valley Book Club recommends West with Giraffes, by Lynda Rutledge as its favorite read for the year 2023.

The emotional, rousing novel was inspired by the incredible true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of Depression-era America. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time.

“Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes…”

by Joyce Phillips, who heads the Hidden Valley Book Club. (Not currently accepting new members.)