Secrets of the Savanna Book

Secrets of the Savanna


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030036792

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Secrets of the Savanna Excerpt :

The best-selling authors of Cry of the Kalahari describe their many years in Africa working to save the elephants and other wildlife decimated by poachers, as well as the poverty-stricken nearby villages, a quest that led to threats against their own lives that forced them out of Zambia.

Secrets of the Savanna Book

Secrets of the Savanna


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 0618872507

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Secrets of the Savanna Excerpt :

The authors describe their last years in Africa working to save the elephants and other wildlife from poachers and also to help impoverished villagers, actions that led to threats against their own lives and forced them out of Zambia.

Secrets Of The Savanna Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Secrets Of The Savanna


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547527154

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Secrets Of The Savanna Excerpt :

"Vividly written...Their story is thrilling—the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget."—People In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.

Cry of the Kalahari Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Cry of the Kalahari


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 0395647800

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Cry of the Kalahari Excerpt :

This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project

The Eye of the Elephant Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Eye of the Elephant


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524665

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The Eye of the Elephant Excerpt :

An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa Book

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358394211

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Delia And Mark Owens In Africa Excerpt :

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

The Truth About Keeping Secrets Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Truth About Keeping Secrets


  • Author : Savannah Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241346310

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The Truth About Keeping Secrets Excerpt :

A stunning debut thriller from poet and writer Savannah Brown. Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead. Is Sydney crazy, or is it kind of weird that her dad - a guy whose entire job revolved around other peoples' secrets - crashed alone, with no explanation? And why is June Copeland, homecoming queen and the town's golden child, at his funeral? As the two teenagers grow closer in the wake of the accident, it's clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship. But what is picture perfect June still hiding? And does Sydney even want to know? THE TRUTH ABOUT KEEPING SECRETS is a page turning, voice led, high school thriller.

The Moon Tells Secrets Book

The Moon Tells Secrets


  • Author : Savanna Welles
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466854192

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The Moon Tells Secrets Excerpt :

Don't trust nobody. Not family. Not friend. Don't let it get him like it got my son until he is ready to meet it. And remember that blood must pay for blood. A debt must be paid. Your boy can never forget. That is his destiny. Raine is at her wits' end. Her eleven-year-old son Davey, whom she has raised by herself, has the power to shift into any animal-a "gift" from his dead father. Raine doesn't know how to control this legacy nor protect him from the skinwalker bent on killing them both. And if the skinwalker fails, she fears the sinister fate that awaits her son. Cade, still grieving the brutal murder of his wife, finds solace in Raine's companionship. But as the savage details of his wife's death mirror the powers that Davey is soon to have, Raine must fight to protect her child...in The Moon Tells Secrets by Savanna Welles

Surviving Savannah Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Surviving Savannah


  • Author : Patti Callahan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984803764

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Surviving Savannah Excerpt :

"An atmospheric, compelling story of survival, tragedy, the enduring power of myth and memory, and the moments that change one's life." --Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds "[An] enthralling and emotional tale...A story about strength and fate."--Woman's World “An epic novel that explores the metal of human spirit in crisis. It is an expertly told, fascinating story that runs fathoms deep on multiple levels.”—New York Journal of Books It was called "The Titanic of the South." The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah's elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten--until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis. When Savannah history professor Everly Winthrop is asked to guest-curate a new museum collection focusing on artifacts recovered from the steamship Pulaski, she's shocked. The ship sank after a boiler explosion in 1838, and the wreckage was just discovered, 180 years later. Everly can't resist the opportunity to try to solve some of the mysteries and myths surrounding the devastating night of its sinking. Everly's research leads her to the astounding history of a family of eleven who boarded the Pulaski together, and the extraordinary stories of two women from this family: a known survivor, Augusta Longstreet, and her niece, Lilly Forsyth, who was never found, along with her child. These aristocratic women were part of Savannah's society, but when the ship exploded, each was faced with difficult and heartbreaking decisions. This is a moving and powerful exploration of what women will do to endure in the face of tragedy, the role fate plays, and the myriad ways we survive the surviving.

Elephant Secret Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Elephant Secret


  • Author : Eric Walters
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735262829

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Elephant Secret Excerpt :

We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story set in an elephant sanctuary, featuring the perennial appeal of human-animal friendships. Samantha (Sam) lives at the elephant sanctuary her dad runs and views the elephants there as much a part of her family as her single dad is. When a beloved elephant dies in childbirth, Sam develops a special connection with the baby, named Woolly because she has an unusual amount of hair. It soon becomes apparent that Woolly is . . . different. Woolly's mother was part of a special breeding project, and Woolly's DNA is not elephant but that of a rare specimen -- a woolly mammoth -- procured by the eccentric billionaire genius who runs the program. He will stop at nothing to protect Woolly, his multimillion-dollar investment, even it means turning Sam and her dad's world upside-down. An astonishing fact-based look at elephant behaviour and an endearing girl-elephant friendship.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Book
Score: 3.5
From 165 Ratings

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307538376

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Excerpt :

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

Savannah Blues Book
Score: 3
From 35 Ratings

Savannah Blues


  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061827389

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Savannah Blues Excerpt :

“Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing, smart-mouth heroines, and she has caught the languid looniness of the Low Country perfectly.” — Anne Rivers Siddons Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it seems, for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.

Out of the Picture Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Out of the Picture


  • Author : Tracy Gardner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781947892637

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Out of the Picture Excerpt :

Join the Shepherd sisters in solving a mystery…before it’s too late! This artful cozy mystery is perfect for fans of Krista Davis and Joanne Fluke. Savanna Shepherd is a former art authenticator—someone who can tell a forgery from the real thing. She’s got a talent for spotting secrets hiding in plain sight. In the wake of a painful breakup, she moves back to her idyllic hometown on the banks of Lake Michigan. At least she’s close to her sisters again, and she’s enjoying her new job as a grade school art teacher. Savanna even rediscovers her creative soul when an old family friend hires her to paint a mural. But sad and strange incidents occur at the woman’s mansion, compelling Savanna to investigate. With a little help from her sisters—and from Aidan, the intriguing town doctor—will she be able to figure out what’s wrong with this picture? This intriguing cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Holy Yum Baked Chicken.

The Things We Don t See Book

The Things We Don t See


  • Author : Savannah Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-06-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241346334

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The Things We Don t See Excerpt :

The new gripping YA thriller from online sensation Savannah Brown, author of The Truth About Keeping Secrets, Graffiti, and Sweetdark. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson's A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and E. Lockhart's We Were Liars. When fledgling singer Roxy Raines vanishes from the tiny resort of Sandown, the island's locals refuse to talk about it to any outsiders, dismissing Roxy as a teenage runaway. Thirty years later, seventeen-year-old Mona Perry is convinced there's something more sinister at play. Armed with a suitcase and a microphone - to record her findings for her podcast's listeners - the troubled teen is on a deadline: one hot summer is all she has to get to the bottom of Roxy's story. But as Mona gets drawn into the strange goings on of this isolated community, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems. Least of all Mona's own past, and the disappearance of someone else, someone much closer to her... How far will she go to uncover the truth? Praise for The Things We Don't See: 'A propulsive mystery driven by beautifully raw narration . . . Brown's prose reads like a live wire.' Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls 'A beautifully written mystery with a host of fascinating characters' Vincent Ralph, author of Are You Watching?

Survivor s Song Book

Survivor s Song


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Elephants
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 0006380964

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Survivor s Song Excerpt :

The sequel to Cry of the Kalahari, this book takes up where the first began, with the Owenses returning to the Kalahari to continue their study of elephants. After deportation because of their open criticism of the government's soft stance on wildlife conservation, they find their way back to their research station to discover the remains of hundreds of poached elephants. Thus they begin a long struggle to raise consciousness about preservation among the officials, who live off black market ivory, and the villagers, who depend on elephant meat for food. Mark's obsession with catching the poachers leads to vicious confrontations and to intense strain in his relationship with Delia.