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Hannah's Dream: A Novel
by Diane Hammond

Published: 2008-08-19
Kindle Edition : 319 pages
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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 ...

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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.

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  "Hannah's Dream"by soomac50 (see profile) 05/01/11

This was a fun book and was nicely written. Kind of a love story on many levels.

 
  "Hannah's Dream"by abbeyonekanobe (see profile) 08/18/09

The love between Hannah and her keeper Samson was beautiful to read. Samson and his wife were so dedicated to Hannah and loved her very much. All of the characters in Hannah's Dream were so vivid and... (read more)

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