West with Giraffes
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About the Author
Lynda Rutledge is the bestselling author of West with Giraffes, selected by Library of Congress-affiliated Texas Center for the Book as their 2023 Great Read. She's also the author of Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale, winner of the 2013 Writers' League of Texas Fiction Award and adapted into the major 2018 French film La dernière folie de Claire Darling starring Catherine Deneuve. Her fiction has won awards and residencies from Atlantic Center for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, and Ragdale Foundation, among many others. In her eclectic career before becoming a novelist, she was a copywriter, freelance journalist, film reviewer, book collaborator, and travel writer. After years residing in urban locales including Chicago and San Diego, she currently lives with her husband outside Austin, Texas.
For more information, visit www.lyndarutledge.com.
A Texas Center for the Book Great Read Selection
"A delightful read." --The New York Times Book Review
"West with Giraffes is truly a fun read...I [can't] imagine a reading list that would not contain Lynda Rutledge's astonishing novel." --Old Naples News
"Every year I find at least one book that soars above all the others. This year West With Giraffes is that book." --Florida Times Union
"A flawless novel." --Austin American-Statesman
"A perfect balance between history and fiction." --POPSUGAR
"[A] larger-than-life story about the power of both animal magnetism and human connection...witty, charming, and heartwarming." --Booklist