Bonobo Handshake

A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo

By Vanessa Woods; Justine Eyre (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, MP3 CD, 9781400167456)

Publication Date: May 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2010 Indie Next List
“This memoir left me wanting to donate all my money to Friends of Bonobos. Vanessa has captured the spirit of an animal that so many of us now nothing about. Her writing drew me in from page one and the research about the civil war in the Congo region was just the right amount to not feel like you were reading a history book about the Congo, but enough so you could completely understand the impact that it has had on the Bonobo's. I can't wait for this to come out and for people to be made aware of her cause. I haven't read a non-fiction book before that I felt so drawn to be part of their cause.”
-- Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY


Description

A young woman follows her fiance to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo apes-who teach her a new truth about love and belonging.




About the Author

Vanessa Woods is a research scientist, journalist, and author of children's books. A member of the Hominoid Psychology Research Group, she works with Duke University as well as Lola Ya Bonobo in Congo. She is also a feature writer for the Discovery Channel, and her writing has appeared in such publications as BBC Wildlife and Travel Africa. Her first book is It's Every Monkey for Themselves. Vanessa lives in North Carolina. Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage in leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.




Praise For Bonobo Handshake

"Don't think that this is just a book about apes. It's a love story, an adventure story, and a political education about a country that has seen more tragedy and inhumanity than you can imagine." ---Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost

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