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The White Bone

by Barbara Gowdy

After a slow start I did find myself very involved with this family of she elephants (including She-Spurns, She-Deflates and She-Soothes) and their bull, Tall Time. A very unusual book - give it a try.

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It occurs to her that it is madness for four cows and a calf to be risking themselves in an almost hopeless search for a single calf. The thought comes and goes in an instant. But it comes.

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The Last Great Auk by Allan Eckert and Bill Jordan
 

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