Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Book of the Month: Unspoken


By request!

A love unlike any other...a story of sacrifice and the unspoken connections that bring us together.

For the last eight years, Glee Granger has centered her life around Sema--they live together, play together, eat together, and "talk" together. Though Sema isn't the first gorilla to use sign language, Glee has pushed their interaction to breakthrough levels. Technically, however, Sema isn't hers. She belongs to the zoo where she was born--and the zoo wants its gorilla back. Glee's only option for continuing her work is to join the zoo staff. At first reluctant, Glee begins to see real possibilites in their new arrangement...until the unthinkable happens. One event overturns everything Glee thought she knew about humans and animals, the seen and the unseen, the spoken...and the unspoken.

She taught a gorilla to talk. Now can Glee learn to listen?

tomorrow: how the idea germinated. (If you haven't read it yet, better hurry! We don't want to reveal any spoilers!)

~~Angie

5 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

The premise of this book intrigued me from the start. I can't wait to hear how it 'came to be'.

Pat said...

What a great book! Read it last year -

Kari said...

I loved this book and cant wait to hear how you thought of it!

Anonymous said...

Angie - This was the first book I had read of yours and certainly not the last! This is also the book that got my mom hooked. Wonderful book!

Anonymous said...

This was a very good book. I love animals. This is not the last book of yours that i will be reading.