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Author Vacchetta, Massimo, author.

Title A handful of happiness : how a prickly creature softened a prickly heart / Massimo Vacchetta, with Antonella Tomaselli ; translation by Jamie Richards.

Publication Info. New York : Rodale, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    636.9332 VAC    DUE 03-01-21 Billed
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description vi, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
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Note "This work was originally published in Italian as 25 Grammi Di Felicita by Sperling & Kupfer Edititori S.P.A., an imprint of Mondadori Libri S.P.A., in 2016." -- Verso.
Summary Vacchetta was recently divorced and feeling heartbroken and depressed-- until someone brings an orphaned baby hedgehog into his veterinarian clinic. Recognizing the creature's helplessness and desperation in himself, he connects with her in a way he's never connected with any other animal. Naming her Ninna, he uncovers her vibrant personality, and rediscovers his own. As people begin to seek him out to heal and care for other injured or orphaned hedgehogs, Massimo continues to dote on Ninna like a child. But the cage that once kept her safe soon becomes a prison, and as much as it breaks Massimo's heart to let her go, he knows she longs to be free.-- Adapted from jacket.
Subject Hedgehogs.
Wildlife rehabilitation.
Veterinarians -- Italy -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Tomaselli, Antonella, author.
Richards, Jamie, translator.
Added Title 25 grammi di felicita. English
ISBN 9781635652642 (hardcover)

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