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Jennie

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When a wild chimpanzee dies giving birth, Dr. Hugo Archibald decides to raise the orphaned infant chimp alongside his human children. Jennie quickly captures the hearts of everyone she meets. This heart warming novel forces us to take a closer look at the species that shares 98 per cent of our DNA and ask ourselves: what does it mean to be human?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 24mm | 299.38g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765315610
  • 9780765315618
  • 953,143

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An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. An amazing story. "Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book." --The Denver Post on Jennie"Brilliant and complex. Jennie is a dazzling fiction debut." --Los Angeles Times"A poignant, thought-provoking story." --The Wall Street Journal"A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible." --Boston Herald"I love Jennie, the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book." --Jane Goodall, bestselling author of In the Shadow of Man"An amazing story." --Entertainment Weekly"Engrossing story of a chimp experiment . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking." --Cleveland Plain Dealer"An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. . . . Preston sticks to scientific fact and so it's to his credit that he reader finds himself asking 'Is Jennie human?' and to the end is never convinced that she is not." --Dallas Morning News -Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book.- --The Denver Post on Jennie-Brilliant and complex. Jennie is a dazzling fiction debut.- --Los Angeles Times-A poignant, thought-provoking story.- --The Wall Street Journal-A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible.- --Boston Herald-I love Jennie, the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book.- --Jane Goodall, bestselling author of In the Shadow of Man-An amazing story.- --Entertainment Weekly-Engrossing story of a chimp experiment . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking.- --Cleveland Plain Dealer-An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. . . . Preston sticks to scientific fact and so it's to his credit that he reader finds himself asking 'Is Jennie human?' and to the end is never convinced that she is not.- --Dallas Morning News Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book. "The Denver Post on Jennie" Brilliant and complex. "Jennie "is a dazzling fiction debut. "Los Angeles Times" A poignant, thought-provoking story. "The Wall Street Journal" A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible. "Boston Herald" I love "Jennie, " the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book. "Jane Goodall, bestselling author of In the Shadow of Man" An amazing story. "Entertainment Weekly" Engrossing story of a chimp experiment . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking. "Cleveland Plain Dealer" An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. . . . Preston sticks to scientific fact and so it's to his credit that he reader finds himself asking 'Is Jennie human?' and to the end is never convinced that she is not. "Dallas Morning News"" I love Jennie, the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book. --Jane Goodall "Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book."--"The Denver Post" on "Jennie" "Brilliant and complex. "Jennie "is a dazzling fiction debut."--"Los Angeles Times "on" Jennie""A poignant, thought-provoking story."--"The Wall Street Journal "on" Jennie""""A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible."--"Boston Herald "on" Jennie""I love "Jennie, " the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book."--Jane Goodall, bestselling author of "In the Shadow of Man""An amazing story."--"Entertainment Weekly" on "Jennie" "Engrossing story of a chimp experiment . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer" on "Jennie" "An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. . . . Preston sticks to scientific fact and so it's to his credit that he reader finds himself asking 'Is Jennie human?' and to the end is never convinced that she is not."--"Dallas Morning News" on "Jennie" A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible. I love "Jennie, " the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book. A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible. I love "Jennie," the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book. " Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book." --"The Denver Post" on "Jennie" " Brilliant and complex. "Jennie "is a dazzling fiction debut." --"Los Angeles Times "on" Jennie"" A poignant, thought-provoking story." --"The Wall Street Journal "on" Jennie""""A haunting account of the nebulous line between man and animal. . . . Tragic, dark, irresistible."--"Boston Herald "on" Jennie""I love "Jennie," the book and the chimp . . . a very remarkable person and a very important book."--Jane Goodall, bestselling author of "In the Shadow of Man""An amazing story."--"Entertainment Weekly" on "Jennie" "Engrossing story of a chimp experiment . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer" on "Jennie" "An enchanting morality tale in which genes and evolution replace fates of ancient tragedy. . . . Preston sticks to scientific fact and so it's to his credit that he reader finds himself asking 'Is Jennie human?' and to the end is never convinced that she is not."--"Dallas Morning News" on "Jennie" Engrossing . . . Jennie is a believable character, both hilarious and heart-breaking. Brilliant and complex. "Jennie "is a dazzling fiction debut."" Engaging and touching . . . A remarkable book. A poignant, thought-provoking story.""
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About Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston is the co-author with Lincoln Child of the celebrated Pendergast series of novels, including such best-selling titles as Fever Dream, The Book of the Dead, The Wheel of Darkness, and Relic, which became a number one box office hit movie. His solo novels include the New York Times bestsellers Impact, Blasphemy, The Codex, and Tyrannosaur Canyon. His nonfiction book The Monster of Florence is being made into a film starring George Clooney. Preston is an expert long-distance horseman, a member of the elite Long Riders Guild, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has traveled to remote parts of the world as an archaeological correspondent for The New Yorker. He also worked as an editor and writer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. Preston is the Co-president of International Thriller Writers, and serves on the Governing Council of the Authors Guild.
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Rating details

575 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (157)
4 37% (215)
3 27% (153)
2 8% (44)
1 1% (6)
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