Arun Shah Shah itibaren Bakhilova Polyana, Samarskaya oblast', Rusya, 445168
Definitely a guilty pleasure - but a fast read, interesting story about San Francisco society, not sure if i would have liked it as much if i didnt know the places and know of the people... As well as live a block away from where all the action goes down.
This book was a gift from South African friends. What a treat it was! Lawrence Anthony recounts with great emotion the struggles and triumphs of taking in a herd of rogue elephants and building up one of the greatest game reserves in Zululand. It's amazing to see the photos of the massive matriarch elephant caressing Anthony with her trunk, since she is the same animal that only months earlier would have happily stomped him into a mud hole. http://thulathula.com/en_location.aspx It was quite riveting for a non-fiction book.