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How the penguins saved Veronica

by Prior, Hazel,

Format: Kindle Book 2020 2020
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Summary
"A curmudgeonly but charming old woman, her estranged grandson, and a colony of penguins proves it's never too late to be the person you want to be in this rich, heartwarming story from the acclaimed author of Ellie and the Harpmaker. Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she's coming to visit-and won't take no for an answer. Shortly after arriving, she convinces the reluctant team to rescue an orphaned baby penguin. He becomes part of life at the base, and Veronica's closed heart starts to open. Her grandson, Patrick, follows Veronica to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother. Together, Veronica, Patrick, and even the scientists learn what family, love, and connection are all about"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Veronica McCreedy has good reason to be a curmudgeon: dozens of them, honestly. She's lived a tough life in her 85 years, and her heart has toughened up in response. Financially secure but emotionally closed off, she plans to leave her substantial fortune to a penguin research program in Antarctica. When Veronica decides that she deserves to see precisely where her money will go, she hops on a plane (and another plane, and a boat) to the research station on Locket Island. The tight-knit group of scientists are aghast that an 85-year-old would be willing to make the trek, but they gamely welcome Veronica into the flock. After witnessing how she can benefit generations of penguins, and at least one generation of the humans studying them, Veronica realizes that it's not too late to open her heart. A charming journey of a stubborn old lady hoping to counter her many hardships with an altruistic act, Prior's (Ellie and the Harpmaker, 2019) second novel will be welcomed by fans of Liane Moriarty, Maria Semple, and Erica Bauermeister. Prior's done her homework on Adélie penguins and Antarctic research conditions, immersing readers in a captivating world that's otherwise hard to reach."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Older people Fiction
Grandmothers Fiction
Penguins Fiction
Grandsons Fiction
Scientists Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Electronic books.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2020
2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781984803825
9781984803825
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