Still Life With Elephant

Still Life With Elephant

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Can a badly abused elephant halfway across the world help a woman win back her cheating husband? In this funny, heartwarming story, the author of the beloved novel Horseplay presents another smart, memorable heroine and the animals—and men—she loves.

Neelie Sterling never did listen well to the conversation around her. Always preoccupied with an inner monologue, she sometimes missed things. She was happy when Matt, her veterinarian husband, told her he was getting a collie; she liked dogs. He had said colleague, to help with his busy practice. The problems start when the pretty blonde “collie” calls Neelie to say that she is pregnant with Matt’s child. Sent into a tailspin, Neelie throws herself into her horse training business until she discovers that Matt is part of a group planning to leave for Zimbabwe to rescue a badly injured elephant. Thinking she could win Matt’s heart again, Neelie manages to get included.

The trip is dangerous, exhilarating, and revealing. Neelie learns about herself as a wife and a woman. Back at home, she discovers secrets everywhere—with her parents, with Matt, even in training an elephant. Fighting to keep her life from unraveling as she struggles to gain the elephant’s trust, she ultimately learns that healing can be mutual.



Baker & Taylor
Discovering that her veterinarian husband has cheated on her, Neelie Sterling tries to win him back by accompanying him on a journey to Zimbabwe to rescue a badly abused elephant, and as she struggles to help it heal, she stumbles upon other family secrets, discovers her worth as a wife and as a woman, and finds true healing. By the author of Horseplay. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Discovering that her veterinarian husband has cheated on her, Neelie Sterling tries to win him back by accompanying him on a journey to Zimbabwe to rescue a badly abused elephant, and as she struggles to help it heal, she stumbles upon other family secrets.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780767926775
Branch Call Number: FIC Singe
Characteristics: 288 p.

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Oct 04, 2010

An excellent read about relationships. Relationship are really easy when we get out ot the way, especially when we drop the ego for wanting to be right. The understanding comes into plain view when we are the observer by reading someone elses story. The beautiful correlations of the characters' awareness of the issues she needs to face through the relationships she has with animals. Not to mention she has a good sense of humour!

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annekim9
Nov 28, 2007

I enjoyed this novel - fast paced, breezy, funny and poignant... recommended for a quick enjoyable read.

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