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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story

The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman A wonderfully written book about the German invasion of Poland and the destruction of life-human and animal. Despite the horrific atrocities the Germans commit upon the citizens of Poland, Jewish and Christian alike, the author tells a story of hope. The zookeeper of the Warsaw zoo and his wife are able to maintain their villa and use it as a temporary home for Jewish citizens trying to escape the Nazis. The zookeeper is also a major player in the Underground movement and the zoo grounds become a hiding place for explosives, etc. There is Polish history interwoven throughout the book as well as discussion of wildlife and natural places. I am of Polish descent and this book has created a yearning in me to learn more of my heritage and the bravery of Poland's citizens. An engaging book--I highly recommend this!